Elena Vesnina Bio


  • Coached by father, Sergey, and Andrei Chesnokov
  • Mother is Irina (teacher); brother, Dmitriy, is a student and tennis coach
  • Introduced to tennis by mother at age 7; began playing at sport school in Sochi (first coach was Jurij Judkin, who also coached Sharapova)
  • Favorite surfaces are clay, hard
  • Other sports interests are soccer, basketball, ice hockey
  • Enjoys reading, shopping, movies, music, dancing, going out to the sea with friends, travelling and cooking
  • Favorite type of music is pop; favorite artists are U2, Adele and P!nk
  • Admires Steffi Graf
  • Favorite cities are Rome and Sochi ("the two most beautiful and warmest cities in the world").
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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