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ELENA VESNINA

Russia

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17th

SINGLES

2nd

DOUBLES

D.O.B.
Aug 1
1986
Height
5' 7 3/4"
1.76 m
Weight
143 lbs.
65 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
2002
Personal
Coached by father, Sergey ... Mother is Irina (teacher); brother, Dmitriy, is a student and tennis coach ... Husband is Pavel Tabuntsov (married November 2015) ... Introduced to tennis by mother at age 7; began playing at sport school in Sochi (first coach was Jurij Judkin, who also coached Sharapova) ... Favorite surfaces are clay, hard ... Other sports interests are soccer, basketball, ice hockey ... Enjoys reading, shopping, movies, music, dancing, going out to the sea with friends, travelling and cooking ... Favorite type of music is pop; favorite artists are U2, Adele and P!nk ... Admires Steffi Graf ... Favorite cities are Rome and Sochi ("the two most beautiful and warmest cities in the world").
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (3): 2017 - Indian Wells; 2013 - Hobart, Eastbourne.
Finalist (7): 2016 - Charleston; 2012 - Budapest; 2011 - Charleston; 2010 - Istanbul, Tashkent; 2009 - Auckland, New Haven.

DOUBLES
Winner (18): 2017 - Dubai, Wimbledon, Toronto (all w/Makarova); 2016 - Montr‚al, Olympics, WTA Finals (all w/Makarova); 2015 - Moscow (w/Kasatkina); 2014 - US Open (w/Makarova); 2013 - Indian Wells, Roland Garros (both w/Makarova); 2012 - Beijing, Moscow (both w/Makarova); 2011 - Indian Wells, Charleston (both w/Mirza), Linz (w/Erakovic); 2008 - Indian Wells (w/Safina); 2007 - Hobart (w/Likhovtseva); 2005 - Qu‚bec City (w/Rodionova).
Finalist (23): 2017 - Rome, Brisbane (both w/Makarova); 2016 - Rome, Roland Garros (both w/Makarova); 2015 - Indian Wells, Miami, Wimbledon (all w/Makarova); 2014 - Australian Open, Miami (both w/Makarova); 2013 - WTA Finals (w/Makarova); 2012 - Dubai, Indian Wells (both w/Mirza), Madrid, Rome (both w/Makarova); 2011 - Roland Garros (w/Mirza); 2010 - Wimbledon (w/Zvonareva); 2009 - Roland Garros (w/Azarenka); 2008 - Amelia Island (w/Azarenka), Stanford (w/Zvonareva); 2007 - Antwerp, Warsaw (both w/Likhovtseva); 2006 - Bangalore (w/An.Rodionova), Beijing (w/Chakvetadze).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (1): 2016 - Australian Open (w/Soares).
Finalist (3): 2012 - Australian Open, Wimbledon (both w/Paes); 2011 - Wimbledon (w/Bhupathi).

ADDITIONAL
Russian Fed Cup Team, 2006-08, 2011-16; Russian Olympic Team, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - QF twice at Auckland and Strasbourg; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors and Rome - l. to Gajdosova 16 62 76(14); held 7mp in third set, 2mp at 5-4 and 5mp in tie-break at 6-5, 7-6, 10-9, 12-11 and 14-13) and in qualifying seven times; also won one WTA doubles title.

2014 - Ninth straight Top 100 season; SF at Oeiras (l. to Kuznetsova); QF at Pattaya City; reached 3r three times (incl. US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying once; also won second Grand Slam doubles title at US Open (w/Makarova) set doubles career-high No.3 on February 17; struggled w/right shoulder injury in fall (withdrew from Seoul and Linz).

2013 - Second Top 30 season; won two WTA titles at Hobart (d. Barthel in final) and Eastbourne (d. Hampton in final); QF four times at Auckland, Pattaya City, Oeiras and New Haven; reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r three times and 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying once; fell in RR stage at Sofia (went 2-1 in RR but didn't qualify for SFs); won two WTA doubles titles w/Makarova (incl. first Grand Slam doubles title at Roland Garros); made doubles Top 5 debut on August 12 (rose from No.6 to No.5).

2012 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Budapest (l. to Errani in final); QF at Auckland; reached 3r twice and 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; won two WTA doubles titles (both w/Makarova).

2011 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Charleston (l. to Wozniacki in final); SF at Moscow (l. to Cibulkova); reached 3r twice (incl. Rome - l. to Arn 36 76(3) 76(3); held 2mp at 5-3 third set) and 2r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; won three WTA doubles titles; made doubles Top 10 debut on May 9 (rose from No.11 to No.10).

2010 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up twice at Istanbul (l. to Pavlyuchenkova in final) and Tashkent (l. to Kudryavtseva in final); SF at Ponte Vedra Beach (l. to Wozniacki); reached 3r four times and 2r four times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. all four majors).

2009 - First Top 30 season; runner-up twice at Auckland (l. to Dementieva in final) and New Haven (l. to Wozniacki in final); SF at Ponte Vedra Beach (l. to Wozniacki 26 63 76(4); held 4mp - 2mp at 5-3 and 2mp at 6-5 third set); QF twice at Dubai and Charleston; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r four times (incl. US Open) and 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying once.

2008 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Hobart; reached 4r once, 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title; doubles-only member of Russian Olympic team (w/Zvonareva; reached QF).

2007 - Another Top 100 season; SF twice at Forest Hills (l. to Razzano) and Tashkent (l. to Azarenka); QF three times at Gold Coast, Strasbourg and Cincinnati; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r six times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title.

2006 - First Top 100 season; QF twice at Strasbourg and Forest Hills; reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r twice and 2r 10 times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; made Top 100 debut on January 16 (rose from No.102 to No.100) and Top 50 debut on July 24 (rose from No.51 to No.50).

2005 - QF twice at Tashkent and Qu‚bec City; reached 2r twice; fell 1r twice and in qualifying six times (incl. US Open); won one WTA doubles title.

2004 - Played first WTA main draw at Qu‚bec City, falling 1r; fell in qualifying twice; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first WTA qualifying at Moscow and Tashkent; won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Egypt.
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