NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Confirmed: Zvonareva has two torn ligaments
Coach Sam Sumyk watches Vera Zvonareva hit in the Family Circle Cup stadium
We had picked Zvonareva to win the tournament; she was able to play only one match
Vera Zvonareva, walking on crutches, checked out of the hotel this morning. Her coach, Sam Sumyk, confirmed that her ankle injury involves two torn ligaments--one a full tear, and the other a partial tear. He also said that she was in a lot of pain.
Zvonareva was picked to compete on Russia's Fed Cup team in the upcoming tie against Italy, so someone will be named soon to take her place.