WTA Names Russian Tennis Player Best in the World

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Elena Vesnina became the best tennis player in March, according to a report on the official website of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

The winner was determined by the fans vote. Vesnina received 40% votes, surpassing Johann Comte (24%), Caroline Wozniacki (18%), Venus Williams (14%) and Caroline Plishkov (4%).

In March, Vesnina won a prestigious tournament in Indian Wells, California. In the finals she outperformed her compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova. This title became the first in the season for Vesnina and the third in her career in the WTA singles category.

Vesnina is the 2016 Olympic Games gold medalist in doubles category.