Vera Zvonareva easily wins the first round in Pattaya



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Vera Zvonareva easily wins the first round in Pattaya

Tennis: Former World No.2 and 2-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva has easily reached the second round of the Pattaya Open in Thailand, as she brushed aside China's Qiang Wang in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. 30-year-old Zvonareva, who is ranked 189 in the world right now, had reached the final of Wimbledon in 2010 and the US Open in the same year. She is looking to rise to top again, as she had led 5-3 in first set against Serena Williams at the recently concluded Australian Open. Against Wang in the first round here, she needed only one hour to register the victory.

The 2-time former champion will face the winner of No.8 seed Zhang Shuai and Donna Vekic next. Other results: Evgeniya Rodina def Yulia Putintseva 7-6 6-4 Monica Puig def Stefanie Voegele 6-2 7-6 Misa Eguchi def Fangzhou Liu 6-2 6-1 Romina Oprandi def Elena Vesnina 6-3 6-3 Yi-Fan Xu def Anastasia Rodionova 6-1 6-3 Elizaveta Kulichkova def Lin Zhu 7-5 6-2 Yung-Jan Chan def Yuliya Beygelzimer 4-6 6-1 6-3 Also Read: 44-Year-Old Kimiko Date-Krumm to play 20-Year-Old Elina Svitolina in Pattaya Open Also Read: WTA Pattaya: Shuai Peng is the Top Seed!