facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
Cirstea advances to WTA quarterfinals in Thailand

Cirstea advances to WTA quarterfinals in Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Sorana Cirstea converted all of her break chances in a second-round win Wednesday at the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Thailand.
Cirstea claims first-round win at Pattaya Open

Cirstea claims first-round win at Pattaya Open

PATTAYA, Thailand, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Sorana Cirstea dropped just four games Tuesday in picking up a first-round win at the WTA's PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand.
Li claims first-round win at Shenzhen Open

Li claims first-round win at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Defending champion Li Na edged Vera Zvonareva in her first-round match at the WTA's Shenzhen Open in China.
Peng takes easy first-round win at Shenzhen Open

Peng takes easy first-round win at Shenzhen Open

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- No. 5-seeded Peng Shuai rolled to a first-round win Sunday at the Shenzhen Open in China, one of three events on the first week of the 2014 WTA schedule.
Clijsters wins U.S. Open, drops in ranking

Clijsters wins U.S. Open, drops in ranking

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters successfully defended her U.S. Open title but still dropped two places to fifth in the latest world women's tennis rankings.

Dementieva makes BNP quarters

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- Russian Elena Dementieva cruised into the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif., Tuesday, knocking off Aravane Rezai of France 6-3, 6-3.
Zvonareva moves to fifth in tennis ratings

Zvonareva moves to fifth in tennis ratings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- BNP Paribas Open champion Vera Zvonareva used the tournament win to improve one spot to fifth in the latest women's world tennis rankings.
Russia wins fourth Fed Cup in 5 years

Russia wins fourth Fed Cup in 5 years

MADRID, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova clinched Russia's second consecutive Fed Cup tennis title Sunday by coming from behind to beat Anabel Medina Garrigues in Madrid.
Serena Williams returns to No. 1

Serena Williams returns to No. 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' U.S. Open victory moved her to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis.

Olympic champ advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Recently crowned Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva was among those moving into the third round of the women's draw at the U.S. Open Wednesday.
S.Williams moves to third in rankings

S.Williams moves to third in rankings

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Serena Williams moved to No. 3 in the world in women's tennis, where the rankings are very tight and are poised for a shakeup during the U.S. Open.

Nadal, Ivanovic U.S. Open top seeds

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Spain's Rafael Nadal, who won Olympic tennis gold in Beijing, and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia were named No. 1 seeds for the U.S. Open.

Nadal becomes Olympic champion

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal of Spain added an Olympic gold to his amazing season Sunday and Russia swept the medals in women's tennis.

Olympic Medal: W Tennis Singles

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Elena Dementieva of Russia led a sweep by that country of the Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals in women's tennis singles.

Federer gets gold medal after all

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva set up an all-Russian Olympic singles final Saturday and Roger Federer finally won a gold medal.
Prev
Page 1 of 21
Photos
Vera Zvonareva
Elena Dementieva of Russa, who is seeded fourth, returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva, also of Russia, at the US Open held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2006 in New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
Wiki

Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (Russian: Вера Игоревна Звонарёва, pronounced   ( listen); born September 7, 1984) is a professional tennis player from Russia. She was introduced to tennis at the age of six and turned professional in 2000. She has reached a career high and current ranking of World No. 4. Zvonareva has won ten WTA Tour singles titles and reached the finals of the 2008 WTA Tour Championships, 2010 Wimbledon Championships and 2010 US Open. She also was a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Zvonareva was born September 7, 1984 in Moscow, Russia to Igor Zvonarev and Nataliya Zvonareva (Bykova). Igor played Bandy (Russian hockey) in the USSR championship with Dynamo Moscow, while Nataliya played (field) hockey and was the bronze medalist at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Vera was introduced to tennis at the age of six by her mother, although no other members of her family play the game.

Zvonareva started to compete on the ITF Circuit in 1999, debuting at an ITF tournament in Tbilisi, Georgia. She won three qualifying matches there to reach the main draw before losing in the first round. The next year, she won an ITF event in Moscow, Russia without dropping a set, despite being unranked. The event was just the second event she had played in her professional career. Five weeks later, she made her WTA-level debut at the Tier I tournament in Moscow, beating World No. 148 Elena Bovina before losing to World No. 11 Anna Kournikova in the second round. In 2001, she failed to qualify for WTA events in Key Biscayne, Florida and Moscow, but reached a semifinal at the ITF Circuit tournament in Civitanova, Italy. During this time, she also showed her adeptness in juniors' competition by winning the Orange Bowl under-18s event in 2000 and 2001.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Vera Zvonareva."
Most Popular
1
Hershey's new logo launched, compared to emoji poop
2
Pakistan PM Nawaz in hiding, death toll reaches 11
3
Obamas attend wedding of personal chef
4
'Fifty Shades of Grey' director's home raided by police
5
Al Pacino rules Venice Film Festival on Saturday
x
Feedback