The Russian Elena Vesnina beat Alize Cornet in R2 of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2017 – 2/6, 6/3, 6/3 in 2 hrs. 8 min. thus avenging her loss to the French in R1 at Brisbane earlier this year. Elena will take on the winner of the match Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) – Donna Vekic (Croatia).
“Today is a special day – it’s the birthday of my coach (her coach Andrei Chesnokov turned 51 on Feb.2). So I just couldn’t lose. Many thanks to my fans who kept on cheering for me even after I lost the first set”,- Elena said in an-court post-match interview.