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post #451 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 2003, 03:53 PM
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Good luck Vera against Sveta
It should be a great battle of two promising youngsters
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Vera won

Megan Shaughnessy next..

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wow what a fightback from Vera
congrats
she needs the pts more as she's got more coming off sooner.

good luck vs Smeg on Monday

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Vera Great comeback!
Maybe she's getting mentally tougher

Be focused for your next match vs Meghann
We'll be cheering for you loud and hard
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Thumbs up

I thought it was all over when Vera failed to serve out the set at 5-4 in the 2nd -- but she hung in there and then managed to hang on at 5-6, and then to win the Tiebreak!

Iam really impressed -- also, before the match started, I did not even know who I would root for --I was surprised to see how much I wanted Vera to win it!

Keep going, Vera! You do have the toughness that is needed to succeed in this game; I learned that today.
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Well done Vera! What a great comeback win for her. But now she has to play Meaghann Shaunnessy. And Meaghann has muscles!

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Vera with a Z
'Sometimes they are killing me and sometimes I'm killing them'

By Matthew Cronin
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FROM THE PACIFIC LIFE OPEN IN INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. – One of the most enticing intramural matches you'll ever see was played on Stadium 2 today, with 18-year-old Russian Vera Zvonareva overcoming 17-year-old compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

It was a rematch of their Orange Bowl final, with super-determined Vera and her more straight-ahead ground attack against the bullish "Kuzy" and her whiplash forehand. It was neither player serving particularly hard but with fine placement, Kuzy using her superior conditioning in long rallies and Vera occasionally trying to outfox her with high loopers, short slices and deft angles. There were tossed and cracked rackets, screams in both Russian and Spanish (Kuzy has received her training in Spain) and hard stares at the linespersons.

Vera won by a hair, mostly because she finally figured out late in the match that playing consistently rather than going for outright winners early on in points would propel her to victory.

"I was like, 'Okay, what should I do,'" the 5' 8" blonde said. "Try to hit [winners] again or play defense? When I tried to attack, I made mistakes. It was like I didn't know what to do. Then I said, 'OK, I'm going to count five balls in.' It was going well and then I just started to play my game in the third set."

Vera was better than Kuzy this sweltering Saturday. But make no mistake about it, these two are near equal in ability and will surely play a dozen or so more barnburners before they retire.

"Sometimes its really good when you play the Russians because you don't understand what level you are and what level they are," Vera said. "It was important to beat her."

GOT ONE SET OF OFF SERENA IN PARIS
Vera is not a complete unknown to the tennis universe, being the only woman at '02 Roland Garros to take a set off Serena. On that sunny day in the Bull Ring, she screamed winners for a set before she realized where she was and then Serena simply wore her down.

She ended the 2002 ranked No. 45, an excellent rookie season. But whether she is just more than a Top 20 player remains to be seen. She has excellent fundamentals and is a good mover, but she doesn't knock your hat off like the members of the Top 5 do. The jury is still out on whether she'll ever crack the Top 10 but she definitely has the potential to reach the second weeks of the Slams time and time again. In the fourth round here, she'll have a stern test against Meghann Shaughnessy.

"Each day is different," she said, Sometimes the [high-ranked players] just kill me and sometimes I'm killing them."

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Vera d. Meg 6-3 4-6 6-2

well done Vera
a great win
and good luck in QF

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She played superb tennis though at times it was a bit scrappy

Congrats Vera
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She played superb tennis though at times it was a bit scrappy

Congrats Vera
Good luck in quarters

finally Vera showed her fighting spirit against a top ranked opponent!
welldone and good luck in the next round!

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Vera moved into top 30!

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Wow! Well done Vera! I guess she wasn't intimidated by Meg's muscles!

Vera is turning into a great competitor! And Elena Bovina confirmed that with her glowing comments about Vera a couple days ago.

Udachi Vera!

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Wow wow wow

What a great win Good luck in the quarters

Next opponent is Dementieva or Capriati
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