Vesnina makes quick exit at Miami Open; Muguruza wins

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Elena Vesnina has made a quick exit at the Miami Open only five days after winning the biggest title of her career. Vesnina, seeded 13th, lost her opening match Friday to wild card Ajla Tomljanovic 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Vesnina beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Indian Wells final last week. In a match that took two days because of rain, No. 6 Garbine Muguruza rallied...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Excelle’s Athletes of the Week: Shiffrin wins overall World Cup title, Vesnina upsets for Indian Wells crown

Gold: Mikaela Shiffrin (skiing) Mikaela Shiffrin became just the fifth American, male or female, TRUE? to win the overall World Cup title last Friday. Shiffrin joins Phil Mahre, Tamara McKinney, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn as the only Americans to win the title. At just 22 years old, she is also the youngest men’s or women’s overall champion since Croatian Janica Kostelic won...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Elena Vesnina defeats Svetlana Kuznetsova to win BNP Paribas Open

Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. In the all-Russian final, Vesnina beat Kuznetsova 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-4. Vesnina, 30, didn’t even get past the first round of qualifying last year, yet this time around she defeated both No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber and No. 12 Venus Williams before claiming the final. “When I had...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

Vesnina beats Kuznetsova in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open in an all-Russian final. Vesnina had never advanced beyond the third round in singles, although she has won the doubles title at the desert tournament three times. She beat No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber and No. 12 Venus Williams on her way to the final, the biggest...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Elena Vesnina and Svetlana Kuznetsova to face off in Indian Wells final

No. 14-seeded Elena Vesnina will face No. 8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in an all-Russian final at Indian Wells on Sunday. Vesnina defeated 28th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 in Friday’s semifinal, while Kuznetsova defeated Np. 3 seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2). Vesnina jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set, but Mladenovic then won three straight games before Vesnina...
Via Excelle Sports
7 days ago

Indian Wells semifinals to feature Pliskova-Kuznetsova, Vesnina-Mladenovic

The BNP Paribas Open is coming to an end, but not before two intriguing matchups highlight semi-final action on Friday in Indian Wells, Calif. The first match between Russia’s Elena Vesnina and France’s Kristina Mladenovic—both former Grand Slam champions—will take place Friday at 10 p.m. ET. The 30-year-old Vesnina is 2–0 in her career against Mladenovic, 23, though the opponents have...
Via Excelle Sports
8 days ago

Vesnina beats Venus Williams in 3 sets at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Elena Vesnina recovered after blowing three match points to beat Venus Williams 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday night. Vesnina staved off six break points in the last game, closing out the 71-minute match with two forehand winners. Williams overcame three match points on her serve on three straight errors by...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

American Stephens captures Volvo Car Open over Vesnina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) American Sloane Stephens outlasted Elena Vesnina to capture her third WTA title this year with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory at the Volvo Car Open on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Stephens squandered a 5-2 lead in the opening set before prevailing in a tiebreaker. She let three match points disappear in the contest's final game before Vesnina hit her service return...
Via Associated Press
April 10, 2016  |  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...
August 01, 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...
Via Associated Press
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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