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5 little facts about Elena Vesnina

1. Glam duo

Elena Vesnina, the current mixed doubles partner of Leander Paes, is still an unknown face for many.

Glam duo

Elena Vesnina partnered Sania Mirza for a brief period, and the duo won a few women’s doubles tournaments.


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She also partnered Mahesh Bhupathi for a few months in mixed doubles and they were the runners up in the 2011 Wimbledon Championship.


3. Russian roots

Russian roots

Vesnina was born in Lviv, western Ukraine; however she later relocated to the Russian city of Sochi.


4. Turning pro

Turning pro

She became a professional player in 2002, at the age of 16.


5. First big win?

First big win?

If Vesnina and Paes win the 2012 Wimbledon, it will be the first Grand Slam for the Russian.

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