Vera Zvonareva

Vera Zvonareva (Russian Вера Игоревна Звонарёва, including Vera Zvonareva, born September 7, 1984 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR) is a Russian tennis player.

  • 2.1 Single
  • 2.2 double
  • 2.3 Mixed
  • 3.1 Individual
  • 3.2 double
  • 3.3 Mixed


At the age of six, she began playing tennis, in 2000, she became a professional player. 2002 reached Swonarjowa already the top 50 in the WTA rankings in singles, in 2003 it rose to the top 20, 2004, she came in ninth place for the first time in the Top Ten. My first final at a Grand Slam tournament she reached at the 2010 Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, where she defeated defending champion Serena Williams 3:6, 2:6.

Swonarjowa won in her career so far twelve WTA singles titles, two Grand Slam doubles title ( 2006 U.S. Open and 2012 Australian Open ), four WTA doubles titles and two ITF singles titles. In addition, she was wearing in the mixed doubles at the U.S. Open in 2004 and the Wimbledon Championships 2006 in the list of winners.


This year, they came up before the finals of Doha, where she succumbed to her compatriot Maria Sharapova with 1:6, 6:2 and 0:6. They also reached the finals of Hobart and Charleston. At the Olympic Games in Beijing, she won the bronze medal. At the tournament in Doha, she came with wins over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Janković, Ana Ivanović and Jelena Dementieva reached the final, which, however, with 7:6, 0:6 and 2:6 lost to Venus Williams.


Swonarjowa won the first tournament of the year in the Masters Series in Indian Wells, where she defeated defending champion Ana Ivanović 7-6, 6-2. In the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, she was injured in the match against Virginie Razzano right ankle and was sidelined for a month. You missed the French Open and then gave no convincing benefits more from so they ended the year at position 9 in the world rankings. In November 2009, her injury was eventually treated surgically.


Your biggest season success was reaching the finals of Wimbledon ( losing to Serena Williams in two straight sets ) and the U.S. Open, where she also clearly Kim Clijsters defeated. They also reached the final of Montreal. At the Australian Open, she was defeated in the second round Wiktoryja Azarenka in three sets. In Charleston, they lost the final against Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals of Dubai and again against Azarenka. In Pattaya they defended against it with a clear playoff victory over Tamarine Tanasugarn their local hero title. At the end of Swonarewa was world number two.


After restarting the semi-finals of Melbourne, she won in February already their eleventh WTA single title. In the final they defeated the Doha world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4. In Roland Garros, she reached the second round. At Wimbledon, the blow came this time already in round three, where she succumbed as number 2 -seeded Tsvetana Pironkova 2:6, 3:6 - last year she moved with a smooth victory over the Bulgarian finals. When hard court tournament in Baku ( Azerbaijan) it secured with a two- set victory over the Russian Xenia Pervak ​​her 12th WTA title. Also in Carlsbad reached with wins over Ivanovic and Lisicki the final, but lost again like a week ago in the second round of the Toronto set to Agnieszka Radwanska 3.


At the tournament in Sydney earlier this year lost her first round match against Swonarjowa Svetlana Kuznetsova. At the Australian Open she was eliminated in the third round against Ekaterina Makarova, but in the doubles competition she won at the side of the title Kuznetsova. The following tournaments suffered Swonarjowa each early defeats. Only in Charleston, she reached the quarter-finals. Due to a shoulder injury she said her participation in the Fed Cup in April and at the WTA tournament in Rome from, later they also waived the French Open. At Wimbledon she had to retire in the third round against Kim Clijsters at the score of 4:6 and 3:4. Then they also reached at the Olympic Games in London, the third round, however, it lost to Serena Williams clearly with 1:6 and 0:6. Then she took an injury at a tournament more part and slipped in the world rankings by the end of 98th from.


On February 12, 2013 Swonarjowa had surgery on her right shoulder lesioned. In early August she took after a year back on the training and announced a return soon.


In the WTA tournament in Shenzhen, she celebrated her comeback in January. It failed there but also in round one, as two weeks later in Melbourne.

World ranking position at year-end

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Performance at Grand Slam tournaments





Swonarjowa studied alongside her tennis career in Moscow international economic relations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry and graduated after six years during their time off due to injury in the summer of 2013 with the Master 's degree.