INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA
Elena Vesnina served out a gutsy three-set win over five-time Wimbledon winner venus williams Venus Williams to win, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, and reach her first-ever semifinal at the bnp Paribas open
"I'm in the semifinal of BNP Indian Wells tournament, one of the biggest tournaments. I guess I'm on fire," Vesnina said in press, calling back to her on-court interview. "I'm enjoying myself on the court, and I'm really happy with my wins here.
"This win today against Venus really means a lot for me. It's never easy to play against her. She's a great champion and always fighting till the end.