Elena Dementieva ties the knot

Tuesday July 19th, 2011

photo via Alla Kudryavtseva Twitter

Elena Dementieva married hockey player Maxim Afinogenov on Saturday at a lovely hotel in Moscow.

Luckily for us, Russian tennis player Alla Kudryavtseva was covering the event from her Twitter account, and it seems the reception was quite the spectacle.

A handful of other Russian tennis players were in attendance, including Svetlana Kuznetsova and former No. 1 Dinara Safina among others. Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer were there via video, and even NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin had a few words for the happy couple.

Afinogenov, 31, has enjoyed a long hockey career, playing nine seasons with the Sabres and a one-year stint with the Thrashers. We wish all the best to the newlyweds, and if you're looking for more photos, Women's Tennis Blog has 30 for your viewing pleasure.

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