Vera Zvonareva rise to the top thread !!!! - Page 32 - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #466 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2003, 11:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: :noitacoL
Posts: 16,998
                     
:d
Jordan. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #467 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2003, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
TheBoiledEgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 180,281
                     
a Vera Interview but its the one after she bt Sveta

the website finally put the interviews up




Vera Zvonareva



V. ZVONAREVA/S. Kuznetsova
36, 76, 64


MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You appear to be very flushed. Are you having problems with the sun? Your face is pretty red is what I'm saying.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, I just came from the court. I was playing like two hours and a half. Maybe that's why.

Q. Two hours and a half?
VERA ZVONAREVA: I guess.

Q. Do you have any goals for where you would like to go this year in the rankings after having made that advance a year ago from 371 to 45? Where are you trying to get this year?
VERA ZVONAREVA: In the beginning of the year, I just thought to be in the Top 30.

Q. Top 20?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Top 30. I'm playing ?? I just try to reach Top 30. Then if it goes well, maybe something else. But first I want to be in Top 30.

Q. How tough of a match was that? That was a real back?and?forth struggle.
VERA ZVONAREVA: I don't know, I just kept playing because I played Juniors, Orange Bowl final, against Svetlana. It was tough, it was really tough. And then when I was losing like 6?5 second set, I was like lucky couple times. I decided just I should keep playing.

Q. But you played a good tiebreaker.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, second set.

Q. But mentally I saw in the second set you were getting frustrated a lot.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, because I had some big mistakes. Like I should have win those points and I did mistakes. I was like, "Okay, what should I do? Try to hit again or I should play defense?"
When I tried to attack, I had the mistakes. It was like I didn't know what to do.

Q. So how did you manage to win the third set?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Then I said, "Okay, I try to count five balls in." It was going well, then I just started to play my game in the third set.

Q. So your conditioning was good enough to say, "I will play long points"?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, yeah, I was okay.

Q. You're a young player. There are a lot of young Russians. I wonder what you think of the limits on the number of tournaments that the young players can play. Do you think that's a good rule or do you think they should change the amount of tournaments the players can play when they're coming on tour?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Actually I think it's a good real because you get enough tournaments to play. If you are doing really well, they don't count the Grand Slams as a tournament. So I think it's pretty good, because if you start to play like 25 tournaments a year and then each year you have to defend points, you automatically start to play more tournaments, more and more, then you getting tired.
So if, for example, I started to play 15 tournaments a year, then I play 17, now it's maybe a little bit more. It's good.

Q. So you think the number is good that they have?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, I think it's good.

Q. Is it harder for you to play another Russian girl right around your age?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, I think. I think it's hard to play against everyone. I don't know. Sometimes it's really good when you play Russians because you won't understand what level am I now and what level they are because we are growing up together. I don't know, actually. It's just like another ?? I mean, like to play against other players, the same.

Q. So mentally winning that match, that must have been very important for you today, to be able to beat her?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, it was important to beat her and to make my best on the court, because in the beginning I just missed a lot and I didn't play my tennis, my game. It was very important to play my game today. Actually, I did it in the third set.

Q. Over the past year, do you feel like your results have been very up and down a lot or are you finding a consistent level with your tennis?
VERA ZVONAREVA: You know, it's tough to say because last year, I played against players who were ranked like 80 and maybe lower, and some matches I played against high?ranked players. This year I started to play like main ?? like in the main draw of the tournament. So I play like high?ranked players.
It's tough to understand because I didn't play all those matches against them.

Q. When you're playing against the high?ranked players, do you feel your game is there to stay with them or are you still learning about how you need to play against the better players?
VERA ZVONAREVA: You know, each day is different. Sometimes I feel they just kill me. Sometimes I feel I'm just killing them. It depends.

Q. Has anybody ever told you that you look a little like Kim Clijsters?
VERA ZVONAREVA: No.

Q. When you played Clijsters at the US Open, you were very close to winning. Did you feel you had many chances in that match?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah.

Q. You lost 6?4 in the third.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Actually, I had chances in the second set against her. I was just really nervous. I didn't make it that time maybe.

Q. You won the first set, I gather?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Right. Maybe I will make it next time.

Q. What do you expect out of yourself other than rankings this year? What do you want to do with your tennis this year?
VERA ZVONAREVA: I just want to keep playing and try to play my best tennis each match.

Q. And what about here now that you're into the third round? I think you have Shaughnessy.
VERA ZVONAREVA: I'm not sure. I don't know.

Q. Talk about that a little bit, playing a player of that caliber.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, I mean, I never played against Shaughnessy before. I mean, I just want to try my best and then we'll see what's going to happen.

Q. Earlier you said in the match you played today you asked yourself, "What should I do? Try to hit again?" What did you decide?
VERA ZVONAREVA: You know, I remember, she played me a short ball and I hit it and I won it. I said, " Okay, next time the same." And it's happen next time. So I just found what I wanted to do.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports..

Good luck to my favs

AZARENKA

*Kuznetsova*Sharapova*Kleybanova*Vesnina*Shvedova*Kulichkova*Kasatkina*
Pavlyuchenkova*Makarova*Diatchenko*Pivovarova*Gasparyan*Leykina*Zhuk*Potapova*Pervushina**Govortsova
MINELLA TsurenkoAlize Lim*El Tabakh*Robson*Cirstea
*Juhaszova*Zanevska*Broady*Bouchard*
Cetkovska*Svitolina*
*Bellis*Soylu*Sibille*Uberalova*Eden Silva*
http://www.twitter.com/TheBoiledEgg
TheBoiledEgg is offline  
post #468 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Senior Member
 
LeonHart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wherever Martina goes...
Posts: 8,813
                     
aww...Vera is so modest

GL Vera against Capriati!!! I wanna see this match, but i have a game! Maan...what do i do

Good Luck Radwanska Sisters!


Sorana Cirstea - Stefanie Voegele - Michelle Larcher de Brito - Alexandra Dulgheru



Martina I will miss you!!
LeonHart is offline  
post #469 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 01:20 AM
Senior Member
 
LeonHart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wherever Martina goes...
Posts: 8,813
                     
Hey and i think Vera deserves her own forum now

Good Luck Radwanska Sisters!


Sorana Cirstea - Stefanie Voegele - Michelle Larcher de Brito - Alexandra Dulgheru



Martina I will miss you!!
LeonHart is offline  
post #470 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
TheBoiledEgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 180,281
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeonHart
GL Vera against Capriati!!! I wanna see this match, but i have a game! Maan...what do i do
Fake an injury

Good luck to my favs

AZARENKA

*Kuznetsova*Sharapova*Kleybanova*Vesnina*Shvedova*Kulichkova*Kasatkina*
Pavlyuchenkova*Makarova*Diatchenko*Pivovarova*Gasparyan*Leykina*Zhuk*Potapova*Pervushina**Govortsova
MINELLA TsurenkoAlize Lim*El Tabakh*Robson*Cirstea
*Juhaszova*Zanevska*Broady*Bouchard*
Cetkovska*Svitolina*
*Bellis*Soylu*Sibille*Uberalova*Eden Silva*
http://www.twitter.com/TheBoiledEgg
TheBoiledEgg is offline  
post #471 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 03:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: :noitacoL
Posts: 16,998
                     
You can tape it?
Jordan. is offline  
post #472 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 04:38 AM
Senior Member
 
LeonHart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wherever Martina goes...
Posts: 8,813
                     
How?? No one will be home when the match is played, so no one can tape it . Eggy good idea!! Hmmm...

Good Luck Radwanska Sisters!


Sorana Cirstea - Stefanie Voegele - Michelle Larcher de Brito - Alexandra Dulgheru



Martina I will miss you!!
LeonHart is offline  
post #473 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 04:46 AM
Senior Member
 
LeonHart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wherever Martina goes...
Posts: 8,813
                     
Oh yeah, i saw like...5 seconds of Vera's game vs. M. Shaughnessy. They were just showing how "off" she was and her two UEs . And they're showing a replay of Capriati vs. Dementieva's match instead of Vera's

Good Luck Radwanska Sisters!


Sorana Cirstea - Stefanie Voegele - Michelle Larcher de Brito - Alexandra Dulgheru



Martina I will miss you!!
LeonHart is offline  
post #474 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 04:47 AM
Enemy of Art
 
Hurley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 13,954
                     
Oooooooooooh I think she can win this next match

Davay Vera
Hurley is offline  
post #475 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 04:47 AM
Enemy of Art
 
Hurley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 13,954
                     
Well they showed Vera win earlier, Leon...you should have watched then
Hurley is offline  
post #476 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 12:36 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Mayfield
Posts: 16,857
                     
Thumbs up

Vera is a happy surprise for me at this tournament! I love these happy surprises in sports. Vera's fighting spirit has been impressive, and I love to see a fighting spirit!

Keep going,Vera! Why stop now? Stay cool ; don't be nervous; you have nothing to lose!
auntie janie is online now  
post #477 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 01:19 PM
Team WTAworld
Mr. Try Too Hard
 
King Aaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Maleisië
Posts: 52,166
 
Congrats Vera.
King Aaron is offline  
post #478 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
TheBoiledEgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 180,281
                     
March 10, 2003

V. ZVONERAVA/M. Shaughnessy
6?3, 4?6, 6?2

An interview with:

VERA ZVONAREVA

MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Big win.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah.

Q. Just talk a little about the match and how you felt you came through and won the third set.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Actually, since the first game I understood that she has a really good serve. So I just tried to keep my serve during the whole match. Then if I have a chance to take her.

Q. She returned serve very well. Did you feel you got enough of your first serves in to keep her off of you?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Actually, yeah, my first serve was pretty good today. I just tried to keep it. Then it was fine. I served I think maybe, four aces. Sometimes I served really good first serve, like twice a game, and then it was good.

Q. It was okay?
VERA ZVONAREVA: It was okay to win the game.

Q. Weren't you up a break in the second set? You were ahead in the second set, weren't you?
VERA ZVONAREVA: I think no, I lost my serve.

Q. You lost your serve.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah.

Q. Just talk about after losing the second set, how you managed to regroup and play better in the third set.
VERA ZVONAREVA: Actually, I just lost my serve in the second set, so I told to myself, "Okay, I should keep my serve or it's going to be really tough." And I was doing this. And then I was really lucky to win her serve at 3?2.

Q. Will you consider that one of the biggest wins of your pro career?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Maybe, yeah. I think so.

Q. Did you feel you played at a high level, that your own level was high?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, I mean my level should be high to win this match. She's a really good player and she doesn't give up.

Q. Do you think you played better today than you did against Clijsters at the US Open?
VERA ZVONAREVA: It's tough to say because they play different game, so I supposed to play different game, as well.
I don't really know.

Q. I watched the first set of your match. I got the feeling you were trying to hit the ball down the middle mostly. Am I right or wrong?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Sometimes I tried because then she can't hit angles when I play to the middle. And then when she played shorter, I just tried to win it.

Q. I also got the feeling that she wasn't playing as good as she might have. Is that right or wrong, do you suppose?
VERA ZVONAREVA: I don't know. I never played against her. I didn't even see a lot of matches, so I don't know.

Q. Did you have anything we might describe as a game plan, a plan that you wanted to use against her? What did you want to do in the match?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Actually, when I go to play against players I never played before, I just try to play my game, try not make a lot of mistakes, and when I have a short ball, to hit it.

Q. This year, up until this tournament, hasn't been so great for you. Why have you played so well during this week?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Because I was practicing a lot before. When I came to play Memphis, then Scottsdale, I wasn't really ready for the matches because I was practicing for one month. I didn't play a lot of matches.
Now I won against Poutchek. It was a pretty good win for me. Against Majoli, I lost three times against her before. Then I just said to myself, "Okay, you can do better if you can win." I don't know, maybe just because I played a lot of matches.

Q. So your confidence is very high? Do you think it's possible you could win your next match, maybe even go further than that?
VERA ZVONAREVA: I just think about my next match. I want to try to do the best I can, then we'll see what's going to happen.

Q. This has been a great tournament for you. You reached the finals of a smaller tournament last year.
VERA ZVONAREVA: I was final in Palermo.

Q. Could you compare this tournament with what it's like for you to reach the quarterfinal of this tournament compared to the final of a smaller tournament? Is this more important?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Maybe. I don't really know. It's just depends what players did I play over there and I play here. It was really important for me, for example, to win against Majoli because I was always losing to her. So maybe this one is more important.

Q. Did that give you confidence maybe for this tournament, beating Majoli for the first time, you feel you could beat anybody?
VERA ZVONAREVA: Yeah, actually it gave me a lot of confidence.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...

Good luck to my favs

AZARENKA

*Kuznetsova*Sharapova*Kleybanova*Vesnina*Shvedova*Kulichkova*Kasatkina*
Pavlyuchenkova*Makarova*Diatchenko*Pivovarova*Gasparyan*Leykina*Zhuk*Potapova*Pervushina**Govortsova
MINELLA TsurenkoAlize Lim*El Tabakh*Robson*Cirstea
*Juhaszova*Zanevska*Broady*Bouchard*
Cetkovska*Svitolina*
*Bellis*Soylu*Sibille*Uberalova*Eden Silva*
http://www.twitter.com/TheBoiledEgg
TheBoiledEgg is offline  
post #479 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2003, 03:12 PM
Senior Member
 
the cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 17,358
                     
I am impressed with Vera's game. I'd like to see her use a higher ball toss. And I hope she gets into better shape. That will only help her in the touhg matches. But the good news is Vera plays with alot of determination. I only wish all of the Russian girls played with Vera's determination, heart and guts. They would all be better tennis players than they currently are.

Realistically, Vera is in a little over her head against a refreshed and hungry Jennifer Capriati. But I expect her to make it a very comptetitive match. Udachi Vera!

Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap. - William Bennett

http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpres...arcelona08.jpg
the cat is offline  
post #480 of 13298 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 2003, 02:10 AM
Senior Member
 
LeonHart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wherever Martina goes...
Posts: 8,813
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hurley
Well they showed Vera win earlier, Leon...you should have watched then
I had practice

I REALLY hope they show Vera's match tomorrow night on ESPN!!! *crosses fingers*

Good Luck Radwanska Sisters!


Sorana Cirstea - Stefanie Voegele - Michelle Larcher de Brito - Alexandra Dulgheru



Martina I will miss you!!
LeonHart is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome