Interview with… Elena Vesnina

Crédit photo : @tennisandco

Crédit photo : @tennisandco

Elena Vesnina is currently playing in Tianjin, and few days ago, the Russian player has very kindly accepted to take some to answer my questions. After a really great 2013 season, 2014 and 2015 are a bit harder for Elena Vesnina in singles. On the other side her results in doubles continue to be really great. And as she says it in this interview, playing both singles and doubles is not something easy… But with a bit of confidence things could rapidly go her way again! And there is still some big events to come for the lovely Russian as she qualified for the WTA Finals in doubles for the 3rd year in a row with her partner Ekaterina Makarova, and that she will also be part of the Fed Cup final with the Russian team. Apart from her season, Elena Vesnina also talks here about her love for her sport and animals, her desire to learn French, what looks like a typical day of her life on the tour, and many other things 🙂

First of all, how do you judge your season so far ? I guess that’s not exactly what you expected in singles, but there is still some tournaments to come before the end of the season…
The season is going really hard for me. After my shoulder injury I thought I would start playing better a bit sooner, but it’s not easy. It takes a lot of time and of course confidence is important.

But in doubles you qualified for Singapore with Ekaterina Makarova and are at the moment the only team to have qualified for a second straight year, that’s a pretty good achievement, isn’t it ?
3 rd time in the row actually :)) We played the final in Istanbul and last year we qualified for Singapore. It’s amazing to be there at the end of the season with the best players of the world. It’s a beautiful city, an amazing venue with Read more…