Vera Zvonareva

  • Townsend and Zvonareva handed Wimbledon wildcards June 14, 2014

    Londen Rising American talent Taylor Townsend and former world number two Vera Zvonareva have been handed wildcards into the women's draw at Wimbledon, officials said on Friday. Eighteen-year-old Townsend has been rewarded for an encouraging run to the third round of the French Open on her grand slam debut last...
  • Martina Hingis gets Wimbledon wild card for doubles June 11, 2014

    Martina Hingis is returning to play at Wimbledon for the first time in seven years. The former singles and doubles champion from Switzerland was granted a wild card by the All England Club on Wednesday for the women's doubles tournament. Her partner is Russia's Vera Zvonareva, a former doubles winner and...
  • Zvonareva optimistic despite loss at Indian Wells March 6, 2014

    California: Vera Zvonareva lost to China's Peng Shuai in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday - and found a reason to be optimistic. "It was a tough match," Zvonareva said after the 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 loss that dropped the Russian to 1-3 this season. "I took...
  • Makarova ousts Zvonareva in Pattaya Open January 29, 2014

    Pattaya: Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova put her close friendship with Vera Zvonareva to one side by easily beating her fellow Russian 6-0, 6-2 in just 63 minutes in the second round of the Pattaya Open on Wednesday. Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and '10, couldn't handle her opponent's big groundstrokes...
  • Zvonareva to miss Australian Open due to shoulder injury December 21, 2012

    Former world number two Vera Zvonareva of Russia has pulled out of the Australian Open with a shoulder injury, organisers of the opening grand slam of the season said on Friday. "Sorry to report that Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the AO due to a continuing right shoulder injury," organisers of...
  • Clijsters through to Rd 4 in her last Wimbledon June 29, 2012

    London: Kim Clijsters reached the fourth round of Wimbledon on Friday when 12th-seeded Vera Zvonareva retired with an apparent respiratory problem when trailing 6-3, 4-3. Zvonareva was coughing loudly during the match and the 2010 finalist was in tears as she needed a medical timeout at 2-1 in the second set....
  • Injured Zvonareva pulls out of French Open May 28, 2012

    Paris: Two-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva of Russia withdrew from the French Open shortly before her first-round match Monday, citing an injured right shoulder. "My shoulder injury has still not healed," Zvonareva said. "So it's definitely not the best year. It's part of the sport and I have to find...
  • Pennetta saves six match points to stop Zvonareva September 7, 2009

    New York: World No. 10 Flavia Pennetta saved six match points and advanced to her second successive US Open quarter-final with a 3-6, 7-6, 6-0 victory over Russian seventh seed Vera Zvonareva on Sunday. The 27-year-old Pennetta, the first Italian woman to crack the top 10, was on the ropes for...
  • Dementieva advances, Sania to face Venus April 15, 2009

    Charleston (South Carolina): Elena Dementieva, Vera Zvonareva and Nadia Petrova won at the Family Circle Cup on Tuesday, increasing the odds that at least one of the leading Russian seeds should reach the final again. Top-seeded Dementieva won the first 10 games in defeating Julie Ditty of the United States 6-0,...
  • Nadal and Zvonareva triumph at Indian Wells March 23, 2009

    Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal won with his powerful groundstrokes — and with an excellent plan. Adjusting to playing in swirling winds that made it difficult even to toss the ball up to serve, Nadal breezed to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Andy Murray in the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday for...
  • Ivanovic to face Zvonareva in Indian Wells final March 21, 2009

    Indian Wells: Champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Russian Vera Zvonareva completed crushing victories to set up a title clash in the final of the WTA event at Indian Wells. Top seed Ivanovic pummelled 17-year-old Russian Anastasia Pavyluchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the second semi-final after fourth-seeded Zvonareva had swept aside her...
  • Sania Mirza loses in Pattaya Open final February 15, 2009

    Pattaya: Sania Mirza's quest for her second WTA singles title continued after the Indian ace went down fighting 5-7, 1-6 against world No 5 and top seed Vera Zvonareva in the final of the $220,000 Pattaya Open in Thailand on Sunday. Sania fought her heart out against her formidable opponent but...
  • Venus beats Zvonareva to win WTA Championships November 10, 2008

    Doha: Venus Williams defeated Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-7, 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday to win the season-ending WTA Championships. It was the first time the American had won the event after she reached the semi-finals in her previous two appearances. She retired injured on the second occasion, in 2002, and qualified but failed...
  • Venus to face Zvonareva in Doha final November 9, 2008

    Doha: Venus Williams advanced to the final of the Sony Ericsson Championships with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win on Saturday over top-ranked Jelena Jankovic. Venus will face Vera Zvonareva, who beat Olympic champion Elena Dementieva 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3 in the other semi-final at the WTA Tour's season-ending event. Venus saved five...
  • Kunitsyn and Jankovic secure Kremlin Cup titles October 13, 2008

    Moscow: Unheralded Igor Kunitsyn upset former world No.1 Marat Safin 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 in an all- Russian Kremlin Cup final to clinch his maiden title on Sunday. Earlier, world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic overpowered Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-4 in the women's final to win her third title in a row. Kunitsyn, the...
  • Russia's Safina stops Chinese giant-killer Li August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Chinese star Li Na's giant-killing run was brought shuddering to a halt by in-form Russian Dinara Safina in the Olympic Games semi-finals on Saturday. Safina braved a partisan crowd to oust Li 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 and set up an all-Russian final with 2000 silver-medallist Elena Dementieva who beat compatriot Vera...