I see Vera dropped to 101, out of the top 100. Playing now in Cleveland
Zvonareva has lost the first set in 5 of her last 6 main draw matches when playing in the United States. Zvonareva is the favorite given an 84.6% chance to win the first set against Ulrikke Eikeri despite this
Yeah, I saw the whole match, was great to see a full match again from Vera. First set was too overwhelming by Ash, she dominated the game, made Vera run from left to right and controlling the match with big hits. 2nd Set was fun and good to watch, Vera upped her game and had some very good points and stayed in it well, when she was 3-5 down. Too bad for that setpoint in the tiebreak, but somehow I did not have the feeling Vera would pull this off, but we will never know. It was good to see her being competitive in that set and showed she still got a good game. Hope she still feels fit because with all the bandages (thigh, ankles) it looked like she came out of a war zone.
It's so odd to me that Vera hasn't played since winning Miami doubles and doing well in singles there. She also has a lot of points from Rome last year dropping soon so she's almost sure to miss the Wimbledon main draw cutoff. She entered a 125K in Paris that week but seemingly nothing else before Roland Garros.