The Zvonareva appreciation thread... -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
henree's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: usa
Posts: 683
The Zvonareva appreciation thread...

Anyone here like Vera? I have just started liking her. She has a well rounded game. She moves very well, and has a great but under-appreciated serve. She may not have the pace on her serve of Sharapova or Petrova, but she has very good placement. Vera also is very respectful of her opponents after every loss. SHe almost bows to them when shaking hands at the net. She really is a class act, and should not be over looked. Despite the fact that she is a little tomboyish, she is a beautiful girl. I personally think she is much better looking than Sharapova. Where Sharapova is tall and blond, she has no facial features that stands out. But Vera has the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. If on the rare ocassion you see Vera without her hat her eyes have a beautiful shape, and an even more beautiful color. She is making steady increases in her game and confidence. Today will be the real test. She faces Serena in the quarters today, and I have a feeling she will get her breakthrough by beating Serena in straights. Go Zvonareva...
henree is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 04:47 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,306
I think vera is cool. I hope she breaks into the top 10 soon. Peaking at 11 is so not fetch.
Hant Hant is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 04:52 PM
Senior Member
LindsayRulez's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beautiful Florida
Posts: 2,963
I like Vera; she really opened my eyes when she took a set from Serena at the French 2 years ago. Since then I've been paying attention to her, and it seems that she is playing her best tennis as of late. I also give her a good chance to beat Serena today, it will be a close match, to say the least.

Mary Pierce-----Monica Seles-----Martina Hingis
LindsayRulez is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 04:56 PM
Senior Member
*roddicksinme*'s Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 3,833
I love Vera....i first saw her at the Ericsson in 2001....she almost beat Iva and i have been a fan ever since

Annnnd I'm back, probably for at least a minute.
*roddicksinme* is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 07:03 PM
Golden State Of Mind
StarDuvallGrant's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,360
She's a good player, nice game.
StarDuvallGrant is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 07:04 PM
Senior Member
WorldWar24's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,484
the girl has got a temper!!! And quite a game!

Threw my bad fortune
Off the top of
A tall building
I'd rather have done it with you

You don't have to hate your opponents to beat them - Kim Clijsters
WorldWar24 is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 07:07 PM
Registered 1
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 392
Now that Serena is out... I want her to win the Acura Classic!!!! I have hopes that she will win!!!

In the end it is still the same old me.
WSfan is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 07:07 PM
country flag CJK
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 959
When she becomes top 10, she'll start to get noticed.
I love emotional players, if she still does get emotional, I think she'll be one exciting player.
CJK is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 08:46 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: London
Posts: 1,875
Yeah, agreed with you CJK, i really like emotional players, or ones who show passion. I love watch Vera play, even though it is tough at times. I do believe she is getting better mentally, and hopefully she can improve from here.

Myskina * Henin-Hardenne * Zvonerava

Davenport - Dementieva
Crazy_Fool is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 08:54 PM
Senior Member
KV's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Under the deep blue sky
Posts: 199,126
Now she's playing her best ever tennis. Very impressive victory against Sveta. Shame Serena withdrew, could have been a cracking match. Good luck in San Diego, though don't have a fav. to win the tournament. The 4 Russian players left are looking sharp, so does L. Davenport. Deep down I hope Vera will win.
KV is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 09:02 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,044
She has incredible talent. Just as much as Sharapova. If she can control herself mentally she could be the top russian easily.
Kutuzova is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 09:54 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
veryborednow's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: here
Posts: 10,782
I love that she cares so much that she cries. I can't stand icy players.

I met her at Wimbly, she was very very nice but I still can't decifer her autograph. I couldn't get over how short she was, or how blue her eyes were. Seriously. Her looks are very underrated.

and where they produce desolation, they call it peace
veryborednow is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2004, 09:56 PM
Senior Member
Peer101's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 998
Vera is great and I hope she can take the Acura



Maria Fernanda Alvarez Terran [bolivia]
Iri Tulyaganova is Back!
Peer101 is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2004, 08:35 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
andrewbroad's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: England
Posts: 6,964
I am a demi-fan of Vera. I first started taking her seriously when she beat Venus Williams at the French Open 2003. The BBC televised the third set, and Vera showed tremendous fighting spirit to close out that match, even though she was very tired.

Being a demi-fan of Vera means that she's not among the seven players of all time whose careers I follow obsessively, writing regular match-reports and doing my best to support them, but I do tend to note Vera's presence in tournaments and take pleasure in her success, and I have kept on video the three Zvonareva matches that the BBC has televised so far.

Vera is quite a flairsome striker of the ball, and combines good power with amazing retrieval abilities (particularly on clay where she can slide into her shots). If she could improve the attacking side of her game, with more spreading rallies and more winners, I would consider becoming a fully-fledged fan of hers. She's not yet a spectacular player IMO, but I believe she has great potential.

And she's very cute, too. Not sexy in an erotic sense, because she dresses very conservatively in all the photos I've seen so far (with the exception of a very nice glamour-shot in the current (San Diego) photos section of But she does have the most beautiful eyes.

Dr. Andrew Broad

Last edited by andrewbroad; Aug 1st, 2004 at 08:45 PM. Reason: second paragraph added
andrewbroad is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 10:34 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
andrewbroad's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: England
Posts: 6,964

Now that the tennis-year is over, I think it's time to start appreciating Vera some more!

I just rewatched her Wimbledon 2003 fourth round against Venus Williams. Although Vera lost that particular match 6-1 6-3, there was a superb passage of play in the middle of the second set where she was playing flairsome spreading rallies and even dominating Williams at times!

And she looked very cute and cuddlesome, too!

I hope that I see much more of Vera in 2005 (specifically at Wimbledon - the only tournament with wall-to-wall coverage for those in the UK who don't have cable or satellite TV).

Dr. Andrew Broad
andrewbroad is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

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

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


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

Email Address:


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