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Article posted August 18, 2017 at 1:22 AM
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Article posted August 17, 2017 at 4:14 PM
Former world No. 2 receives wild card into New Haven qualifying.
Welcome back to the US Open Series, Vera Zvonareva.
The 2010 Wimbledon and US Open finalist has been awarded a wild card into the qualifying field for the Connecticut Open in New Haven.
New Haven qualifying begins tomorrow.
The former world No. 2 has played ITF events recently in preparation for a WTA Tour return.
Zvonareva won the ITF tournament in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt last month and shared this image from the event on Instagram.
Здорово было снова выйти на корт и соревноваться! Даже и не могла подумать , что в конце недели буду держать кубок в руках! 🎾🏆It was nice to be competing on the tennis court again. Enjoyed my time in Egypt! And foremost getting the trophy was quite unexpected but exciting! Great final! Thank you everyone for your support! #теннис #tennis #tennisplayer #itf #greatfinal
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Jul 10, 2017 at 2:21am PDT
The 32-year-old Russian beat Sadafmoh Tolibova and Eva Aleksandrova reaching the final round of qualifying in last month’s ITF event in Astana, Kazakhstan, but withdrew.
Earlier in her career, Zvonareva played some of her most dynamic tennis on North American hard courts.
The 2006 US Open doubles champion reached the Montreal final in 2010 losing to Caroline Wozniacki. Zvonareva avenged that defeat beating Wozniacki weeks later to advance to the US Open final where she fell to Kim Clijsters.
A year ago, Zvonareva married and became a mom.
Article posted August 17, 2017 at 2:25 PM
Meet Riki, a primate prime-time tennis player.
Tennis is a skill sport demanding deep concentration without much room for monkey business.
Meet Japanese monkey, Riki, who plays tennis daily and shows some serious skills in his new video.
Japanese tennis commentator Yoshiyasu Yoshizaki is Riki’s primary playing partner.
The pair create a formidable doubles team.
Watch Riki show some serious net skills almost as lethal as his Byran brothers-inspired chest bumb landed with jolting MMA force.
Riki, who breaks up the repetition of daily practice scanning his text messages, has also mastered the victor’s post-match ritual of signing the camera lens.