facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Zvonareva takes the DFS Classic

June 18, 2006 at 2:55 PM   |   Comments

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Vera Zvonareva of Russia Sunday beat American Jamea Jackson in three sets to win the DFS Classic Tennis Tournament in Birmingham, England.

The scores of the marathon match were 7-6 (14-12), 7-6 (7-5).

The victory made Zvonareva a four-time champion in her WTA career.

"When I won the (match) point, I didn't know the score," said a surprised Zvonareva, who titled for the first time in 17 months. "I thought I had to win one more point. But then the umpire said 'Game, set and match', and I was like 'I won' and it was great. After this win I've a lot of confidence now."

Zvonareva needed treatment for a nosebleed two times during the first set.

"After doing so well here I'm now looking forward to Wimbledon," said Jackson, who failed to win her first title. "I have more confidence going into it than if I hadn't done as well this week."

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Report: Watt, Texans agree to terms on 6-year, $100M deal
2
Jon Bon Jovi cut from group bidding for the Buffalo Bills
3
Niners' Boone ends holdout
4
Span homers twice as Nationals beat Dodgers
5
Reds make rare trip to Baltimore
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback