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.


Matt said...

This is just depressing. What a shame.

Andrew Broad said...

"this morning" refers to Saturday morning, right? Even though it was on Thursday evening that she limped out of the tournament?

Diane said...

Right, Andrew--Saturday morning.