Indian Wells gallery – women’s final


Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:41

Russian Vera Zvonareva was the toast of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as she captured her second title of 2009 by beating defending champion Ana Ivanovic in Sundays BNP Paribas Open final.

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Twenty-four hours after winning the doubles title with Victoria Azarenka, Zvonareva made it two trophies in as many days with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over the Serb in the first of Sundays singles finals.

“It’s amazing, said the Russian, who will rise to world No.5 in todays rankings. It’s a great feeling to win such a big event.

I’m still a little bit in the match. I think I did a great job. Even though I made some mistakes and had some frustrating points with the wind, I was still trying to concentrate.

I was fighting for every point, no matter what. Even if I was down 0-40 in a game I played for it. Maybe I was better at doing that today than Ana.”


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