The next week, again qualifying at Al-Mansoura to enter the main draw, where she won two further matches in straight sets, beating Hana Šromová of the Czech Republic in the second round, to reach her first ,000 quarterfinal in just her second event played.However, she defaulted her quarterfinal tie to her opponent.
After taking her career-first ITF title, Vesnina competed in Bucharest losing to Raluca Sandu in the second round, she stayed there to compete in Bucharest 2, where she made it through the finals losing to German Antonela Voina in a tight two sets.
She then competed in Zhukovsky, Russia, as a qualifier and succeeded, then won through all the way to the semifinal of the main draw with a tight three-set quarterfinal victory over compatriot Ekaterina Bychkova en route, but was stopped in straight sets in the semifinals by Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine.
She then reached the semifinals in Denain, France losing to Arantxa Parra Santonja, and in Bordeaux, France losing to Stéphanie Foretz.
Vesnina attained direct entry to a WTA Tour main draw for the first time in her career at the Tashkent Open in October, where she reached her first quarterfinals losing to Akgul Amanmuradova, she then failed to qualify at the Kremlin Cup losing to Alona Bondarenko.
Vesnina next played in June at Marseille, falling at the last round of the qualifying draw she was granted a lucky loser before bowing out to No. 70 Ľubomíra Kurhajcová in straight sets despite taking the second to a close tie-break. Following this disappointing performance she reached two ITF quarterfinals in a row in Moscow losing to Maria Kondratieva and in Balashikha losing to Anastasiya Yakimova.
In late September, as a direct main-draw entrant into the ,000 tournament at Batumi, Georgia, she also reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to No. In her next events, Vesnina tried to qualify for a WTA event in the Kremlin Cup but was knocked out at the second hurdle by world No.
110, Emmanuelle Gagliardi, but then was ousted by Japanese world No.
93, Rika Fujiwara, in three sets, and in the US Open to Marina Erakovic in the second round of the qualifying draw.
61 Claudine Schaul of Luxembourg in a topsy-turvy match, and in the Bell Challenge where she succeeded for the first time in winning through qualifying into a WTA Tour main draw but lost in the first round of the main draw to Mariana Díaz Oliva. She started 2005 attempting to make headway in WTA Tour main draws and next entered the qualifying round of the Cellular South Cup but lost in straight sets to Varvara Lepchenko, the following week, she entered an ITF tournament at St.
Vesnina then qualified in Opole, Poland, but lost to Hana Šromová in the second-round in three sets, she ended the year by reaching the quarterfinal at Bergamo, losing to Estonian star Maret Ani in a very close three-setter. Paul, Minnesota, where she lost in the second qualifying round to Tatsiana Uvarova.
They have won eleven titles together, including three Grand Slam titles, the 2016 WTA Finals, as well as Olympic gold at Rio.