(January 12, 2013) Seventh final was the charm for Russia’s Elena Vesnina who won her first WTA title at the Moorilla Hobart International on Saturday.
In her first Hobart final in six appearances at the tournament the world No.68 defeated defending champion Mona Barthel of Germany 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour and 23 minutes putting an end to her 12 match win streak in Hobart.
“I feel such a relief and I just want to cry honestly, “ Venina said of the victory. “ I’m so happy that I won the final and I think in general I was pretty good. I didn’t pressure myself at all I just went on to the court and was thinking that this is my time, I have to do it and if I get a chance I have to use that chance.”
“My plan for the game was to attack her second serve. I had to be aggressive during the whole point, try to control the point, move her round and use my ground shots, my favorite shot.”
Vesnina heads into the Australian Open where she plays wildcard Caroline Garcia of France in the first round.
In the doubles final, Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor won their first WTA doubles title over Timea Babos of Hungaryand her partner Mandy Minella Luxembourg 6-3, 7-6(5).