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Italy’s Sara Errani earned her third tournament win of 2012 when she took out Russia’s Elena Vesnina 7-5, 6-4 for the Budapest Grand Prix title.
It’s career tournament victory number five for Errani who praised her opponent: “Elena was playing very strong today – my congratulations to her for that. I had to run a lot and fight hard to keep up with her today. I didn’t imagine to win any titles this year and now I have three!”
Earlier in the year Errani won Barcelona and Acapulco.
“I was playing very well at the beginning,” note Vesnina, “but Sara is the kind of player who destroys your game and makes you feel uncomfortable on the court. I tried to play aggressively throughout the match but the slow court suited Sara’s game better than it did mine, and all credit to her for winning.”
Errani has raised her clay win streak to 15 and is expected to crack the WTA top 25 on Monday.
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Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy will meet unseeded Elena Vesnina of Russia in the Budapest Grand Prix final after straight-sets victories on Friday.
Errani beat Anna Tatishvili of Georgia 6-2, 6-1 for her 14th successive win on clay, and Vesnina eliminated fifth-seeded Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-2, 6-4 in the other semifinal at Romai Tennis Academy.
Sara Errani’s win streak on clay is now up to 13. At the Budapest Grand Prix on Thursday she stopped Alberti Brianti 6-4, 6-0.
“It’s difficult to play against someone you know well,” Errani said of her Italian countrywoman. “There was more tension than in a usual match and I think that showed in the first set, which was not too good. I got better in the second set and in...
Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy has gained her eighth WTA final and extended her clay streak to 14. Errani took out Anna Tatishvili of Georgia 6-2, 6-1 to gain the final of the Budapest Grand Prix.
Errani will meet Elena Vesnina of Russia in the final on Saturday, who dismissed fifth seed Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-2, 6-4.
“Anna played a good match, she played strong,...
Serena Williams defeated Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-1 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday.
The ninth-seeded Williams fired 13 aces and 40 winners during her opening match against Vesnina. Williams broke her Russian opponent four times during the first match at the Madrid tournament that is being played on the blue-clay court.
The ninth-ranked American will play Russia...
Serena Williams made her 2012 debut on the European clay at the Mutua Madrid Open slamming 14 aces to complete a 6-3, 6-1 demolition of Elena Vesnina on Monday morning. Vesnina was the losing finalist at the Budapest Grand Prix tournament over the weekend.
Despite the score, Williams was not pleased with her performance. ” I’m feeling good but I wasn’t thrilled,”Williams...