Elena Vesnina, who gave birth to daughter Elizabeth in November 2018, had announced her come back on the WTA Tour by the end of 2021, just more then a year ago. The former double number 1 in the world said she was very excited about her return, but at the same time a little scared.
Her program was not yet defined at that time. She was waiting to evaluate what could be the best time to return to the tennis courts, also taking into account the progress of the pandemic. The first WTA event of 2021 was the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open, which will start on January 5 in the United Arab Emirates.
But the 36-year-old Russian hinted that her return to the Tour would be scheduled later in the season. She told that time: "I would like to travel as much as possible with the family but my husband will not always be able to accompany me because he has to work, and then I will have to decide the commitments according to the needs of the main member of our family!" In the period of absence, in addition to spending a lot of time with her family, she remained in the environment as a TV commentator: "I liked it very much: I don't like doing things frivolously, so I documented myself on every game I had to comment on.
day I had to do it professionally, I would like to be prepared."
Elena Vesnina is enchanting in a bathing suit!
In her career, the Russian has won 3 WTA singles titles, 19 WTA doubles titles including three Grand Slams (in 2013 in Paris, in 2014 in New York and in 2017 in London), the 2016 WTA Finals and the Olympic gold medal in 2016 together with compatriot Ekaterina Makarova, 2 ITF singles and 7 ITF doubles tournaments.
In mixed doubles, she has reached 4 Grand Slam finals: 2 at Wimbledon (in 2011 and 2012, both lost) and two at the Australian Open (in 2012 lost and in 2016 won paired with Bruno Soares). Her best position was 13th, reached on March 20, 2017.
In the summer of 2021, at the Tokyo Olympics, she won her second Olympic medal, a silver in mixed doubles. Elena, also a star on Instagram, has shared incredible photos in recent years, not only on the court, but also of moments of private life, which immortalize her amazing beauty, especially in a bathing suit: