Friday, January 11, 2013

Vesnina (finally) wins first WTA title

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.

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