Very often tennis players concentrate either on singles or doubles. Universal Elena Vesnina has been combining both for the past ten years. She won the Grand Slam trophy pair, won the WTA tournaments without the help of partners. And in 2016, together with Ekaterina Makarova, she was able to win the finals of the Games in Rio over the legendary Martina Hingis and Sabina Lisnitski and become an Olympic champion.

Game style

Elena Vesnina consistently performs at various tournaments, not paying attention to the type of the site, but still her playing style is closer to the fast courts. She has a great first serve, she acts aggressively at the reception, forcing opponents to take risks.Elena Vesnina: a talented Russian tennis player

Elena loves to immediately mark his advantage on the court. Powerful blows, she tries to drive opponents from corner to corner of the site. Aggressive power actions alternate with frequent exits to the grid, which further confuses rivals.

Carier start

In western Lviv in 1986, Elena Vesnina was born. Tennis entered the life of a girl at the age of six, when her family moved to Sochi. She worked in a group with Yuri Yudkin, who also started Maria Sharapova, who later left for the United States.

Elena's junior career included not too many significant matches. You can select only the quarter-finals of the junior Grand Slam tournament, where she lost to the Bulgarian Cecil Karantachyeva. In addition, you can recall performances for the national team at the Federation Cup, where, together with other girls, Elena Vesnina reached the final.

Since 2002, the athlete begins to compete in adult tournaments. Having managed to reach the finals of ITF tournaments four times in a year, she managed to get into the number of the three hundred strongest tennis players in the WTA ranking. She also started off well in doubles. By 2004, Vesnina managed to win six ITF tournaments.

Universal fighter

In the 2006–2007 season, a transition to a different quality level takes place. She is the first time in his career comes to the main stage of the tournament in Wimbledon. The athlete managed to get through to the fourth round, where she lost only to compatriot Nadezhda Petrova. So Elena Vesnina rushes into the first hundred of the WTA singles ranking.

Tennis player achieved the greatest success after all in doubles. Over the years, Elena Vesnina collaborated with many athletes. Among her partners were Sanya Mirza, Victoria Azarenka, Ekaterina Makarova and others. During this time, she twice took the title of Grand Slam.

The first victory was won at the French Open in 2013, then a year later was a success in a similar tournament in the United States. In addition, Elena won the WTA tournaments fifteen times with her partners.

Vesnin is regularly attracted to the games of the Russian national team, where they use her talent for playing games in doubles. During this time, she won the final matches of the main women's tournament among the teams with the team twice.

After a series of unsuccessful seasons, when the athlete even flew out of the first hundred rankings, Elena Vesnina seemed to have found a second wind. In 2016, she reached the Wimbledon semifinal for the first time in singles, where she lost only to the unbeatable Serena Williams. In addition, together with Makarova she won at the Olympics in doubles, where in the decisive match the pair beat Martina Hingis and Sabina Lisnitski.