The final of the 2016 Volvo Car Open in the South Carolina city was only the second time that Sloane Stephens had ever met Elena Vesnina on court. The first, way back in 2013, saw the older Russian player triumph.
This time round, the number seven seed from Florida, currently at 21 in the WTA rankings, came out on top. She was a point from losing the first set, after leading it 5-2, before she won a tie-break (7-4) and then worked her way through the second set 6-2. A great week for this rising American tennis star, but also for Elena, who had to fight her way through two qualifying rounds just to reach the main draw.