Windswept Elena Vesnina sails to Eastbourne title

The Russian was just a fortnight removed from the French Open doubles title which she won alongside Ekaterina Makarova at Roland Garros. The player who lost her first six WTA finals before finally winning in January, admitted that conditions on court made life difficult.

updated: June 22, 2013 19:49 IST
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Eastbourne: Elena Vesnina mastered testing, windy conditions on Saturday to win the second title of her career with a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Jamie Hampton at the Eastbourne International.

The men's title was to be decided later, with French second seed Gilles Simon playing Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

Vesnina will move up to 22nd in the world as a result of her success, with Hampton rising to a career-best 25th.

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