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U.S. Open: Makarova, Vesnina win women's doubles title

  Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam doubles title, ending Martina Hingis' run at the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Russians rallied from down a set and break to beat Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday night. Playing doubles in her latest comeback from retirement, the 33-year-old Hingis was in her first major final since the 2002...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Makarova and Vesnina win US Open doubles title

NEW YORK (AP) Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam doubles title, ending Martina Hingis' run at the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Russians rallied from down a set and break to beat Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday night. Playing doubles in her latest comeback from retirement, the 33-year-old Hingis was in her first major final since...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Serena has medical timeout in U.S. Open doubles loss

  Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open. The Williams sisters, owners of 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, were beaten 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday by the fourth-seeded Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Serena...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Elena Vesnina: 33 Sexy Shots For the Tennis Beauty’s Birthday

We’ve grabbed our racquets for plenty of hot tennis players over the years at COED, but there haven’t been many as perfectly pretty as Russian...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hingis, Lisicki win women's doubles title at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Martina Hingis won her first doubles title in seven years when she and Sabine Lisicki defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 Sunday at the Sony Open. The doubles title was the 38th for Hingis, a former No. 1 player, but her first since Doha in 2007. The final was the first for the 33-year-old Hingis since she came out of retirement last...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Venus, Safarova win opening matches in Dubai

Venus Williams made good on the wild card she received into the Dubai Championships by posting a 6-3, 6-2 first-round win over Elena Vesnina of Russia on Monday. The 48th-ranked Williams made her first appearance in Dubai since she won her second straight title here in 2010. She'd missed the last three years either because of injury or Sjogren's Syndrome. ''I definitely...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vesnina reaches Pattaya Open quarters; Kuznetsova withdraws

Fifth-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pattaya Open on Thursday by beating local player Nicha Lertpitaksinchai of Thailand 6-3, 6-3. Vesnina trailed 3-1 in the second set before taking the last five games to clinch the win in 1 hour, 16 minutes. Vesina will play Julia Goerges of Germany, who had a walkover in the second round after second-seeded...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivanovic, Stosur to semis in Sofia

Ana Ivanovic wasted a 5-2 lead in the third set to lose 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) to Elena Vesnina in their last group match at the season-ending Tournament of Champions, but still advanced to the semifinals at the expense of her opponent. Samantha Stosur and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova also secured spots in the semis, joining already qualified Simona Halep. Vesnina's victory meant both...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Russia misses top players at Fed Cup

Russia will be missing its top players when it faces Italy in the Fed Cup final in November. Maria Kirilenko, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina, who led Russia to its sixth final in 10 years earlier this season, have qualified for next week's WTA Tournament of Champions. Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova refused to play because of personal reasons. Russia...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Russia without top players vs Italy in Fed Cup

Russia will be missing its top players when it faces Italy in the Fed Cup final in November. Maria Kirilenko, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina, who led Russia to its sixth final in 10 years earlier this season, have qualified for next week's WTA Tournament of Champions. Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova refused to play because of personal reasons. Russia...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vesnina upsets No. 2 Kerber

Germany's Angelique Kerber was upset in the second round of the New Haven Open on Tuesday, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Russia's Elena Vesnina. Kerber, seeded second, was making her first appearance in New Haven. She drew a first-round bye. Vesnina, a 2009 finalist, won the first three games to take control of the first set. She broke serve for the sixth time in the final game of...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Vesnina Claims Second Title of 2013 in Eastbourne

By Ros Satar (June 22, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England - Elena Vesnina def. Jamie Hampton 6-2, 6-1 Elena Vesnina followed up her maiden WTA title in Hobart with a convincing win over Jamie Hampton. Playing in extremely blustery conditions, Vesnina seemed to handle the conditions better when it counted. The crowd was treated to some epic [...]
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

US qualifier Hampton reaches Eastbourne final

American qualifier Jamie Hampton reached the first final of her career when she upset 2009 champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-3 at Eastbourne on Friday. She'll attempt to become the first American to take the title since Chanda Rubin beat Conchita Martinez in 2003 when she faces Russian Elena Vesnina in the final on Saturday. Vesnina beat Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Vesnina wins Eastbourne title

American qualifier Jamie Hampton's remarkable run at Eastbourne ended in defeat Saturday against Elena Vesnina of Russia in the final of the Wimbledon warm-up. Vesnina won in straight sets - 6-2, 6-1 - denying Hampton's bid to become the first American woman to take the title since Chanda Rubin beat Conchita Martinez in 2003. Vesnina, who lost the first six finals of her...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vesnina Stuns Ivanovic in Eastbourne

By Ros Satar   (June 17, 2013) EASTBOURNE, England -   Elena Vesnina def. Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 Elena Vesnina overcame the seventh seed Ana Ivanovic in the first match on Centre Court as the women had to regroup and restart when rain halted the beginning of their match.   Ivanovic certainly started well, [...]
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Vesnina upsets Ivanovic in Wimbledon warm-up

Elena Vesnina beat seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the grass-court Aegon International. Earlier, 2011 champion Marion Bartoli of France beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-2 to set up a possible second-round meeting with second-seeded Li Na in the Wimbledon warm-up event. Down a break in the first set, Bartoli responded by...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bartoli beats Pennetta in Aegon

Elena Vesnina beat seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the grass-court Aegon International. Earlier, 2011 champion Marion Bartoli of France beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-2 to set up a possible second-round meeting with second-seeded Li Na in the Wimbledon warm-up event. Down a break in the first set, Bartoli responded by...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Roland Garros Day 15: Links Roundup with Nadal, Federer, Vesnina and more

Roland Garros Roundup takes you through the Slam’s hot stories of the day, both on and off the court. Rafael Nadal with the 2013 French Open ball kids Shot of the Day: After winning a record-breaking eighth Roland Garros title, and before making the media rounds, Rafael Nadal happily posed with the ball kids who worked the final. Perhaps there’s a future Roland Garros champ among...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Makarova, Vesnina win French Open women's doubles

Ed: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam title together by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the women's doubles final of the French Open on Sunday. It was the first major title for Vesnina but the second for Makarova, who won the mixed doubles with Bruno...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Makarova, Vesnina win doubles crown

Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam title together by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the women's doubles final of the French Open on Sunday. It was the first major title for Vesnina but the second for Makarova, who won the mixed doubles with Bruno Soares at the U.S. Open last...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

6th-seeded Paire advances at Portugal Open

Sixth-seeded Benoit Paire of France beat Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands 7-6 (5), 6-3 Monday in the opening round of the Portugal Open. The top three men's seeded players, led by David Ferrer, have first-round byes in the clay-court tournament. In the women's event, fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain overcame New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 6-3, 6-0. Svetlana...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Russia earns spot in Fed Cup final

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the decisive doubles match Sunday as Russia completed a 3-2 comeback victory over Slovakia to reach the Fed Cup final. Slovakia won the first two singles on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead but Maria Kirilenko and Makarova won the reverse matches to level the series before the Russians rallied to beat Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Russia beats Slovakia 3-2 in Fed Cup semis

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the decisive doubles match Sunday as Russia completed a 3-2 comeback victory over Slovakia to reach the Fed Cup final. Slovakia won the first two singles on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead but Maria Kirilenko and Makarova won the reverse matches to even the series before the Russians rallied to beat Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova 4...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharapova advances at Key Biscayne

Mired in a marathon game midway through the opening set, Maria Sharapova wore down her opponent with characteristic resolve and relentlessness, then won the last point without hitting a shot. That put Sharapova ahead to stay, and she beat fellow Russian Elena Vesnina on a muggy, 85-degree Fahrenheit afternoon at the Sony Open, 6-4, 6-2. The No. 3-seeded Sharapova moved into the...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Russia beats Japan 3-2 in Fed Cup

Ekaterina Makarova won the second reverse singles match and paired with Elena Vesnina to secure Russia a 3-2 victory over Japan in the Fed Cup on Sunday. Makarova and Vesnina beat Japan's Ayumi Morita and Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-2. Earlier Sunday, Morita put Japan in a 2-1 lead by beating Vesnina 6-4, 6-1 in the first reverse singles, but Makarova put Russia back on track by routing...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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