Elena Vesnina

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  • Name: Elena Vesnina’s ( Elena Vesnina )
  • Date of birth: 1 August 1986.
  • Age: 30 years
  • Place of birth: Lviv, Ukraine
  • Height: 176
  • Activity: tennis player, honored master of sports, Olympic champion in Rio 2016
  • Marital status: married

    Elena Vesnina: biography

    Elena Vesnina is a Russian professional tennis player who has achieved in paired tests better results than in singles. Steamroom tennis player Elena was the third racket of the world, and record self-statements is a 22-th place in the annual ranking.

    She was born in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv, which is also the birthplace of her father Sergey Vesnin. In his youth he engaged in Greco-Roman wrestling, and then began to travel to competitions with her daughter. Of direct relevance to the sport and had mother Irina Vesnina, who in his youth at a serious level acted as a athlete. But after the injury his sports career ended.

    A young woman went to study at the Institute, where he met the future father of Helena. Also Vesnina is his older brother Dimitri. He also dabbled in tennis, but his career was not so successful as her sister, so he moved on to coaching and now teaches young kids.

    In Lviv, the family lived very long, soon little Helen was in a warm seaside city of Sochi. It was there when she was 7 years old, she first picked up a racket and started going to a youth sports school. Anyway, the girl was cheerful and open child. Besides tennis she was interested in music, especially vocal, as well as drawing and ballroom dancing. But when it came time to determine the direction, Vesnina, without hesitation, decided to stay on the tennis courts. As shown by later life, this choice was balanced and reasonable and correct.


    In his youth, Elena Vesnina showed good results. For example, at 16 in a pair of Alice, his Kleybanova she won the prestigious Ozerov Cup and also reached the final of the Junior fed Cup. A new level tennis player came out in 2005. Series of great bouts allowed the girl to enter the Top 200, which includes the best tennis players in the world. Then Elena made her debut in adult competitions, namely the Grand slam tournament in the United States.

    It should be noted that the most significant accomplishments achieved Vesnina in the doubles competition. Together with Anastasia Rodionova she won the tournament in Quebec, and Makarova won the trophy Cup in Indian wells and reached the semifinals of the top-rated tournament of the Australian Open. And with Darya Kasatkina Elena managed to interrupt an incredible 41-game winning streak of the Duo of Swiss athletes Martina Hingis and Hindu women Sani Mirza.

    Thanks to this Russian woman gradually became regarded as one of the strongest players in doubles. But in the solo performances are not so bad. Vesnina in 2013 he won his first title in the Australian city of Hobart, beating in the final Mona Barthel. Most recently, she reached the semifinals at Wimbledon. Just on account of tennis players in different bits of the 14 winning tournaments under the auspices of the Women’s tennis Association.

    At the 2016 Olympics Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova became the Olympic champion in doubles.

    Personal life

    For a long time Elena Vesnina was only thinking about tennis and did not consider any romantic relationship as serious. But in 2012, the party of friends she met a young man named Paul Tabunan. It is not a public person, and in their own business.

    About three years Helen and Paul from time to time met until November 2015, has not played the wedding, which was held in Moscow, in the capital’s restaurant «Fusion». Initially, the celebration was planned for the previous summer, but Elena’s participation in prestigious tournaments and tough training schedule did not allow the couple to find time for a holiday.

    It should be noted that at the wedding were invited all the tennis elite, including friends of the national and Olympic team Ekaterina Makarova, Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva. But the public learned about the event only after the fact.


    Elena Vesnina

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