The talented Elena Vesnina, who is often a joy to watch, won the Hobart tournament just a while ago. Vesnina, who has an excellent, and sometimes tricky, serve (but, like some other strong-serving players, she can't always access it), has six WTA runner-up trophies. That just never seemed right to me. Now, though, she has a title!
The engaging Russian defeated Mona Barthel 6-3, 6-4 in the final. To get to the final, Vesnina beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Yaroslava Shvedova, Jarmila Gajdosova and Sloane Stephens.