WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Kristina Mladenovic talks through her maiden title run in St. Petersburg, her all-surface game, and friendships among the next generation of players.
Taiwan Open champion Elina Svitolina boosted her early season hopes of making a WTA Finals debut, rocketing into the Top 8 on the Road to Singapore leaderboard.
Kristina Mladenovic left it all on the court to capture her first WTA title at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, dispatching Yulia Putintseva in three epic sets.
No.5 seed Elena Vesnina avenged her Brisbane International loss to Alizé Cornet and advanced into the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.
No.2 seed Dominika Cibulkova rounded out St. Petersburg's last eight line-up with a decisive win over Donna Vekic to book a quarterfinal encounter with No.5 seed Elena Vesnina.