34 Facts About Vera Zvonareva

1. In 2007, Vera Zvonareva graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Education with a degree in Physical Education.

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2. Vera Zvonareva has never lost to any other player eight times in a row.

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3. At the 2007 Kremlin Cup, Vera Zvonareva won their first meeting in straight sets.

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4. Vera Zvonareva has a rivalry with Polish player Agnieszka Radwanska, which began in 2007.

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5. Vera Zvonareva came back to tennis from a two year hiatus—her last match being at the Katowice Open in April 2015—and debuted in the $15,000 ITF tournament in Istanbul.

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6. In 2016, Vera Zvonareva got married and gave birth to her first child.

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7. Vera Zvonareva announced that she would play a $10,000 prize money event in Hong Kong, the last ITF tournament of the year.

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8. In 2014, after one-and-half year hiatus, Vera Zvonareva officially came back at the Shenzhen Open as a wildcard.

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9. Vera Zvonareva ended the year ranked 98, her lowest ranking since 2002.

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10. Vera Zvonareva had never previously scored lower than two games prior to the defeat against Williams.

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11. Vera Zvonareva missed the French Open due to a right shoulder injury.

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12. Vera Zvonareva began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.

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13. At the Sony Ericsson Open Vera Zvonareva was the 9th seed and again, received a first-round bye.

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14. Vera Zvonareva pulled out of her third round match versus Klara Zakopalova due to a viral illness.

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15. Vera Zvonareva experienced more success in the doubles tournament with partner Kuznetsova, where as an unseeded pair, they reached the final, beating defending champions Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta in the process.

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16. Vera Zvonareva began her 2012 season at the Apia International Sydney.

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17. Vera Zvonareva kicked off her clay-court season at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

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18. Vera Zvonareva was the third seed at the BNP Paribas Open and had a bye into the second round.

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19. Vera Zvonareva picked up her first title of 2011 in late February at the Qatar Ladies Open.

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20. At the Pattaya Open, Vera Zvonareva was the top seed and was seeking her third consecutive title and second title defense.

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21. Vera Zvonareva was seeded second at the Australian Open in singles.

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22. Vera Zvonareva qualified for the year-end Tour Championships in Doha, where she was the second seed.

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23. Vera Zvonareva was seeded third at the Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego.

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24. Vera Zvonareva reached her first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon, where she was 21st seed.

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25. Vera Zvonareva competed in the Kremlin Cup in Moscow as the first seed.

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26. At the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, Vera Zvonareva was the third seed and received a first-round bye.

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27. Vera Zvonareva began the year by losing to wildcard Marina Erakovic, then ranked world No 153, at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.

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28. In 2006, Vera Zvonareva won her first women's doubles Grand Slam tournament at the US Open, partnering Nathalie Dechy of France.

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29. Vera Zvonareva obtained an invitation from the Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association to play in the Watsons Water Champions Chellenge 2005.

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30. Vera Zvonareva won her first career Grand Slam title, winning the mixed doubles competition at the US Open with Bob Bryan.

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31. At the French Open, Vera Zvonareva defeated world No 3 Venus Williams in the fourth round, before losing in the quarterfinals to world No 76 Nadia Petrova.

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32. Vera Zvonareva won three qualifying matches at the French Open to reach the main draw for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament.

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33. Vera Zvonareva was introduced to tennis at age six by her mother.

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34. Vera Zvonareva was born in 1984 in Moscow to Igor Zvonarev and Natalia.

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