Vesnina Wins In Windy Eastbourne
EASTBOURNE, England – Elena Vesnina and Jamie Hampton had both been playing some of the best tennis of their careers, but all that mattered on the day was who would handle the wind better – and it was Vesnina, who cruised to win her first Premier-level title at the Aegon International.
Vesnina and Hampton both battled past Top 10 opponents to get to the final – Vesnina took out Li Na, Hampton beat Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki. And things looked even as the two stayed on serve through 2-all – but Vesnina completely broke away from there, winning seven straight games as Hampton began breaking apart, and the Russian eventually cruised to victory, 62 61.
“It was really difficult to play today, honestly,” Vesnina said. “At the beginning I was like, ‘Oh my God, I just need to stay in the match…
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