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…

WTA Indian Wells, 2nd Round Previews: Suárez Navarro v Kasatkina, Stephens v Bouchard

This post covers two second round matches from Saturday’s slate of women’s matches at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells including Carla Suárez Navarro v Daria Kasatkina and Sloane Stephens v Eugenie Bouchard. For a full preview of the number two seed, Angelique Kerber’s first match of the week against Denisa Allertova, click HERE.…

US Open 2015, Day 1: Upsets galore in the women’s draw as six seeds depart

After Maria Sharapova pulled out of the tournament, it left a pretty gaping hole in the top half of the draw. First round action on day one has chucked the second quarter (and parts of the first too) into a blender as seed after seed departed. The first to go was Ana Ivanovic, who was…