Yesterday, I wrote about Elena Vesnina's significant improvement, which began--seemingly out of nowhere--this season. Today in Dubai, she had a breakthrough, getting the first top 10 win in her career. Vesnina defeated countrywoman and 7th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 in the second round.
First Li, now Kuznetsova. In the next round, Vesnina will face either Tsvetana Pironkova or Dominika Cibulkova.