Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in Cloud Cuckoo Land
article from Sportsweb NewZealand
VERA HAS THE WHITE STUFF
Vera Zvonareva might be missing the snow, but it was her opponent, Tatiana Panova, who was left out in the cold yesterday. In the all-Russian clash, pupil turned master as Zvonareva, eight years Panova's junior at 18, won in a canter on centrecourt, 6-4 6-1. The two practised together leading in to the tournament, but this was the first time they had clashed.
For Zvonareva, this holiday period has been a strange, but fruitful experience.
"I have been practising in Florida because it is very cold in Russia," she said. "It's about minus 20 and it's really strange because it is New Year's in two days and there's no snow."
No white stuff, but plenty of right stuff.