by: TennisMood 8

Elena Vesnina

“I’m a very positive person. I’m never getting down too much on myself. I know that there is a life besides tennis. So I’m really trying to be fast to forgive all the losses, just to forget it, just move forward!”

Elena Vesnina: Rules of Life(31 y.o.)
Elena Vesnina

Personal Facts


  • Describes herself as a very positive person.
  • Was born to Sergey (tennis coach) and Irina (teacher) in Lviv, Ukraine SSR.
  • Her younger brother (Dmitry) is a former junior tennis player.
  • First picked up a racket at the age of seven in the sports school in Sochi.
  • Once did a steamy photo shoot for Playboy.
  • 3-time Grand Slam champion in doubles competition.
  • Her first coach was Jurij Judkin, who also coached Sharapova.
  • Is coached by father, Sergey.
  • The winner of WTA singles tournaments like the Moorilla Hobart International and AEGON International.
  • When Vesnina was 16 years old, competed in her first $10,000 tournament in Giza, Egypt.
  • Became a pro in 2002, at the age of 16.
  • Got the Russian Cup in the nomination "Pair of the Year" ( 2013, 2014, 2016) with Ekaterina Makarova. Likes playing on clay.
  • Her hobbies are reading, shopping, movies, music, dancing, going out to the sea with friends, travelling and cooking.
  • Is interested in soccer, basketball, ice hockey.
  • Adores Steffi Graf.
  • Likes listening to pop music (U2, Adele and Pink).
  • Her favorite cities are Rome and Sochi.
  • Private Life and Family

  • Married businessman Pavel Tabuntsov in 2015.
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