Ramblings from Charleston: Vesnina overcomes Errani, reaches first WTA singles final since 2013

Take a bow, Elena Vesnina… Coming through the qualifying draw in Charleston, the 29-year-old is into her first WTA final since 2013 after defeating Sara Errani, 6-4 4-6 6-2. In a thoroughly engaging semi-final, Vesnina produced a sensational third set display, aggressive and precise, and hitting 17 winners to 14 unforced errors. While she admitted in her post-match…

Ramblings from St. Petersburg: Gasparyan v Ivanovic lights up Wednesday’s schedule

Main draw action finally got underway on Tuesday at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Margarita Gasparyan both progressing into the second round with victories in the evening session. These were the first matches that I watched from St. Petersburg; I really like the main stadium and the court seems fast, which…