The former world No. 3 Elena Dementieva commented on mothers being able to still play on the WTA Tour after becoming mothers. 'A lot of mothers are still competing, not just Vera Zvonareva but also Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka', said Dementieva during a conference call in St.
Petersburg. 'Many girls came back after giving birth to kids, which was a big rarity. Kim Clijsters's comeback with a US Open title was surprising. Now it became a trend. And if we speak about the game level many girls who deliver fast and powerful tennis are there.
The game became more powerful.' On her relationship with the 2004 French Open champion Anastasia Myskina, Dementieva added: 'We spent our childhood together: we competed, we supported each other.
We spent together a very important part of our life. We have something to remember and speak about.' Dementieva competed in the legend's tournament in St. Petersburg, enjoying the experience: "It's very nice to come back to St.
Petersburg and live the great environment of the tournament again. This is not the first time I come here, and there is always something new. I have big emotions in the connection with the crowd and players. Alexander Ivanovic, along with his team, did once again a great job.'
Serena is committed to play the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells next, as well as Azarenka. Zvonareva had a good run in St. Petersburg losing to Donna Vekic in the semifinals. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title