Elena Vesnina, tennis player
Elena Vesnina is a Russian tennis player, Honored Master of Sports, the winner of two Grand Slam doubles titles (Roland Garros-2013, US Open-2014), two-time Fed Cup winner (2007-08), 7-time Grand Slam finalist (4 – in the women’s doubles and 3 – mixed doubles), the winner of 13 WTA tournaments (2 – in singles).
Elena was born on August 1, 1986 in Lvov, the USSR. Her mother Irina Vesnina was born in Sochi, she was engaged in athletics, but due to an injury she had to give up sports. Irina went to Kiev, where she met Sergey Vesnin, Elena’s father, who was engaged in the Greece-Roman wrestling. Elena has a younger brother – Dmitry, who also tried himself at professional tennis and now he works as a tennis coach. Now Elena lives in Sochi, Russia.
The girl started playing tennis at the age of seven, thanks to her mother.
She made her debut in the professional tour in 2002 and for three years, won two ITF tournaments. In 2005, she reached the quarterfinals of tournaments in Quebec and Tashkent. In 2006 she made her debut in Grand Slam. In Australian Open Vesnina reached the fourth round and became the first tennis player since 2002, which at the time of onset was able to go that far. In early 2008 brought it to the quarterfinals of the asset in Hobart, on the Australian Open reached the third round, losing to future champion Maria Sharapova.
In 2013 Elena reached the quarterfinals at the tournament in Oakland, and at the tournament in Hobart she won a title. In the same year in Eastbourne she won the second title of the season. In the summer Vesnina took part in the Universiade. In the early summer the girl won Roland Garros.