At the , Zvonareva was the top seed and was seeking her third consecutive title and second title defense. As the second seed at the , Zvonareva received a bye into the second round, where she was defeated by Flavia Pennetta, 7—5, 7—5. Zvonareva was born on 7th September 1984 in Moscow, Russia. During her absence, she said she missed the external and internal challenges of playing against top competition, but has no long-term plans or expectations. Zvonareva then beat Ivanovic, 6—3, 6—7 5 , 6—4, before completing a clean sweep of her group by defeating world No.
In February, Zvonareva was given a wildcard for the for the second year in a row. Due to the withdrawal of Dinara Safina, Zvonareva was set to play two matches there. She was defeated in the first round of the Miami Masters to Russian Compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6—2, 3—6, 7—5. At the , Zvonareva had a bye in the first round and beat in the second round, 6—2, 6—1, , 6—3, 6—3, in the third round and Kim Clijsters, 2—6, 6—3, 6—2, in the quarterfinals. In her first round-robin match, she won against compatriot , 6—2, 6—3.
By virtue of the highest games won percentage of her group after Kvitová, Zvonareva became the second qualifier for the semifinals from the Red Group. She then lost to home favourite in the first round of qualifying at the. At the inaugural , after a first round bye, she defeated qualifier , after dropping the first set in the second round. She lost her quarterfinal match to Marina Erakovic 2—6, 7—6 6 , 7—5. I know that the fans are incredible in New Haven. But no matter what, sport will always play a huge part in my life! After receiving a bye into the second round, she defeated , 7—5, 6—4, before again falling to Agnieszka Radwańska, 6—4, 7—6 4.
Seeded 9 at the , Zvonareva got a 1st round bye. Zvonareva ended the year ranked 98, her lowest ranking since 2002. At her next tournament, the , she was forced to retire when playing and down a set, due to a left wrist injury. To finish off the year, Zvonareva qualified for the year-end open to the top eight players for the second time in her career. Her age is 34 years old and her star sign is Virgo.
It was really hot and a long match but Vera pulled through with flashes of her old self! Unable to defend her runner-up points from 2010, she fell to world No. One name stands out from the others, and you can find her battling for a spot in the main draw this weekend. She advanced to her second final of the year and second Family Circle Cup final after top seed and world No. It happened really fast, and then I became a mom this summer. Tennis Association related to a concussion she said she got when she fell in a locker room at the 2015 U.
Throughout 2010 and 2011, they reigned as the top two players in the world and during this period they met each other seven times with Zvonareva winning on four occasions. In the final, she defeated local favorite in straight sets, 6—4, 6—4, thereby successfully defending her title. I needed to take a break and my physio told me I'd need six months to get back on court again. Kuznetsova's countrywoman and fellow former World No. In the final against world no. Seeded sixth at the , Zvonareva received a bye into the second round, where she faced compatriot.
At the in Key Biscayne, the second Premier Mandatory event of the year, Zvonareva beat of Italy in the second round, before being upset in the third round by Li Na, 4—6, 6—3, 2—6. At her home tournament, the , she reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to the No. By October, my ankle problem meant I could no longer bend my right knee, and my back had started to ache. She lost her second round match to world No. Earlier this season, former World No. Since then, Stosur has won eight consecutive meetings, with Zvonareva only winning three sets in the eight losses.
She beat Melanie Oudin in straight sets, 7—5, 6—2, in the quarterfinals. Zvonareva went on to win, 7—6 0 , 4—6, 6—4. The game was close, being abandoned due to bad light at the end of the first day at one set apiece. After Beijing, Zvonareva became the sixth qualifier for the year-end Tour Championships. In a match with several rain interruptions, Zvonareva found herself down 2—5 in the third set before another rain delay. Zvonareva and Myskina teamed in the final of the , playing in the crucial final rubber against and , which the pair won, 7—6 5 , 7—5, to seal Russia's first Fed Cup title. Zvonareva reached her first Grand Slam singles final at , where she was 21st seed.
By making it to the final, Zvonareva achieved a career-high winning streak of nine matches. Zvonareva ended the year ranked world No. Entering the main draw as a wildcard at the , Zvonareva advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating 6—2, 6—2 and eighth seed 7—6 6 , 6—3. During this time, she also showed her adeptness in juniors' competition by winning the under-18s event in 2000 and 2001. In the third round, Zvonareva lost to compatriot 7—6 7 , 6—1. Ruben Bemelmans tied the Open Era record by qualifying for the fifth time. She then reached the third round of the and of the , losing to , 6—7 6 , 6—0, 6—7 5 , and to Maria Sharapova, 2—6, 6—7 3.