Dementieva wins 1st-round match at US Open

Updated: 30 August 2010 16:11 IST

Two-time major finalist Elena Dementieva made a successful return to Grand Slam tennis Monday, beating Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of

New York :

Two-time major finalist Elena Dementieva made a successful return to Grand Slam tennis Monday, beating Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the US Open.

The 12th-seeded Dementieva missed Wimbledon in June because of a left calf injury, ending a run of 46 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam tournaments.

She was the runner-up at U.S. Open and French Open in 2004, and won a gold medal in singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Dementieva hit four aces and six double-faults against Govortsova and won all eight of her service games.

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