It sure didn’t look like Agnieszka Radwanska’s shoulder bothered her much in her convincing win over Vera Zvonareva to win the 2011 Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad. It was Agnieszka’s first win since 2008. An odd fact, Aggie has been in 7 finals in her WTA career, and faced Russian players in 6 of those … Continue reading
Vera Zvonareva speaks to the press prior to the 2011 Rogers Cup. Vera is coming off a title in Baku and a final at Carlsbad. It’s hard for me to say where I think her game is right now. Sure, she has the Baku title, but the best player she faced there was Ksenia Pervak, … Continue reading
Ana Ivanovic overcame a shaky start against Peng Shuai, winning 6-4 6-2, to set up a match in the semifinals of the 2011 Mercury Insurance Open at Carlsbad with top seed Vera Zvonareva. Ana stumbled early, falling behind 1-4 in the first set. She finished with authority, taking 11 of the next 13 games and … Continue reading
Honestly, I had expected Vera Zvonareva to at least reach a final in a Major by now this year. I think she has the talent to be a multiple Major champion. However, there is still a full hardcourt season to go. Last year, Vera came out of her Wimbledon final to have a great hardcourt … Continue reading
It’s hard to carry the weight of an entire nation’s hopes on one shoulders. On Friday, those expectations of a championship run at the Australian Open came crashing down on 5th-seed and hometown hopeful Samantha Stosur’s shoulders as she watched Petra Kvitova rip 35 winners against her to oust the Australian star from the tournament … Continue reading
Vera Zvonareva’s turn to do the KIA Optima Open Drive. It’s so tough to win a Major. But I think that of the best players not to have won a Slam, Vera is the one I would expect to win her first Slam before the others.
This might have been a team exhibition tournament, but Russia’s Vera Zvonareva came ready to play. The 2010 Wimbledon and US Open finalist sent a message to her competitors at the Australian Open that she is ready to take on all comers. In successive matches she beat Venus Williams 6-4 6-2 and then absolutely crushed … Continue reading