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Elena Vesnina says she was congratulated by Andy Murray

During interviews yesterday ahead of Russia’s Fed Cup meeting with Japan, Elena Vesnina revealed that in Melbourne, Andy Murray approached her to congratulate her on finally capturing her maiden title the week earlier in Hobart.

I have had so many congratulations! For example, Andy Murray came up and congratulated me (in Melbourne). He said that “at last I won a title.” It was very nice. I remember up until the match against Victoria Azarenka many congratulated me on the victory in Hobart. It was very cool and partly helped me to perform well on the Australian Open [...] but I said: “Guys, all thanks, I am very happy, but now it is the Australian Open and should be prepared for the next match.”

In the past, Murray’s quotes on WTA players and the tour in general have suggested that he is actually pretty knowledgeable on the women’s side, but the thought of him keeping tabs on Vesnina’s epic search for her first tile is quite hilarious. Also, whilst so many players continue to complain about equal prize money and the like, it’s simply nice to see that there are but a few good eggs who allow their female counterparts the respect they deserve.

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