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Nadal reaches Olympic final, Blake falls

Nadal reaches Olympic final, Blake falls

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal of Spain and Fernando Gonzalez of Chile reached the finals Friday in the Olympic tennis tournament.
Shocking results in Olympic tennis

Shocking results in Olympic tennis

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Both Venus and Serena Williams were defeated and James Blake eliminated Roger Federer Thursday on a shocking evening of Olympic tennis in Beijing.

Kuznetsova advances, Dementieva ousted

MONTREAL, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Open runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was an easy second-round winner Tuesday at the women's $1.34 million Rogers Cup.

Jankovic earns quarterfinal berth

CARSON, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic reached the quarterfinals of the East-West Bank Classic Thursday while No. 3 seed Anna Chakvetadze was eliminated.

Jankovic opens with win in California

CARSON, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic overcame a slow start Wednesday to dispose of Vania King in the second round of the East-West Bank Classic in California.

Schnyder earns meeting with Serena

STANFORD, Calif., July 17 (UPI) -- Samantha Stosur pulled off an upset Thursday and Patty Schnyder set up a quarterfinal meeting with Serena Williams at the Bank of the West Classic.
Sharapova out at Wimbledon

Sharapova out at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 26 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Maria Sharapova was routed in straight sets Thursday during second-round play of The Championships at Wimbledon.
Jankovic, Sharapova take Wimbledon openers

Jankovic, Sharapova take Wimbledon openers

WIMBLEDON, England, June 24 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic and No. 3 Maria Sharapova were easy winners Tuesday in first-round action at The Championships at Wimbledon.
Bartoli wins in day of tennis upsets

Bartoli wins in day of tennis upsets

EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Marion Bartoli won but the No. 1 and No. 3-seeded players lost Wednesday at the $600,000 International Women's Open tennis tournament in England.
Safina beats Sharapova to reach quarters

Safina beats Sharapova to reach quarters

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Dinara Safina saved a match point and went on to upset World No. 1 Maria Sharapova Monday in fourth-round women's play at the French Open.
Sharapova survives shaky French outing

Sharapova survives shaky French outing

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Maria Sharapova survived 17 double faults Wednesday in claiming a first-round victory at the French Open in Paris.
Sharapova, newly No. 1, wins in Rome

Sharapova, newly No. 1, wins in Rome

ROME, May 15 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova celebrated her ascension to the world No. 1-ranking Thursday with a straight-set win in the third round of the $1.34 million Italian Open.
Top-seeded Ivanovic ousted at Italian Open

Top-seeded Ivanovic ousted at Italian Open

ROME, May 14 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Ana Ivanovic lost to a tournament qualifier Wednesday during second-round play at the $1.34 million Italian Open in Rome.
Zvonareva, Szavay win at Italian Open

Zvonareva, Szavay win at Italian Open

ROME, May 12 (UPI) -- Vera Zvonareva and Agnes Szavay took solid victories Monday in first-round play of the $1.34 million Italian Open tennis tournament.

Zvonareva wins Prague Open

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 4 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Vera Zvonareva beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Sunday to win the Prague Open tennis tournament in the Czech Republic.
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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)
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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.

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