Vera Zvonareva did today what seemed inevitable--she withdrew from the French Open. As a rule, the withdrawal of a seeded player from a major would require quite a bit shuffling of matches, but apparently--since the withdrawal occurred after the initial order of play had been established--there will be no shuffling at all. Katie O'Brien steps into Zvonareva's place, giving Olga Govortsova a break.
My guess is that Zvonareva hoped, up until the last moment, that she could enter. It certainly won't be the same without her--I thought she had a good chance to take home the trophy. Her inability to compete is sad. Here's hoping she will soon fully recover.