BBC Sport tennis


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 10:50 GMT, Sunday, 15 February 2009

Zvonareva wins Pattaya Open title

Vera Zvonareva
The Pattaya Open was Zvonareva's eighth career title

Vera Zvonareva justified her tag as favourite by beating India's Sania Mirza 7-5 6-1 to win the Pattaya Open.

The 24-year-old Russian was tested by the world number 126 in Bangkok, but came through a difficult first set to win her first title of the year.

Mirza broke Zvonareva in the third game of the opening set before the Russian hit back and, after a long tussle, sealed the set following a Mirza error.

The second set was more straightforward as Zvonareva's class shone through.

"After I won the first set I really started to play my game and didn't give her a chance to play how she wanted to play," said Zvonareva.

"I'm really happy with the way I finished the match."

Mirza said: "The first set could have gone either way, but when you're playing against someone who's so good, if you don't take your chances - the one or two that you get - you will pay a price for it.

"She played a great match. I felt like I played OK as well. I was striking the ball well."

Print Sponsor

see also
Tennis on the BBC
31 Jan 09 |  Tennis

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.