Elena Vesnina wins Hobart International

Updated: 12 January 2013 12:03 IST

Unseeded Vesnina ended Barthel's winning run of 12-straight matches in Hobart, and finally clinched her first title after five previous losses in finals.

Elena Vesnina wins Hobart International

Hobart:

Russia's Elena Vesnina captured her first WTA title by beating defending champion Mona Barthel 6-3 6-4 on Saturday in the final of the Hobart International.

The 68th-ranked, unseeded Vesnina ended Barthel's winning run of 12-straight matches in Hobart, and finally clinched her first title after five previous losses in finals.

The 26-year-old Vesnina took the first set in 37 minutes with service breaks in the seventh and ninth games. She clinched the match in 1 hour, 23 minutes with two breaks to one in the second set.



Topics : Tennis Mahesh Bhupathi Venus Williams Sania Mirza Bethanie Mattek-Sands Elena Vesnina Yanina Wickmayer Mona Barthel
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