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Quiz tennis player Vera Zvonareva

February 19th, 2011
04:36 PM ET

She’s ranked number 3 in the world and she’s got her eye on the top spot. Vera Zvonareva is coming off a banner year that took her to the finals at Wimbledon and the US Open. The Russian is a baseliner who likes to play on all surfaces. She graduated from Russian State Academy and is working on a second degree at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow. Zvonareva plays singles and doubles and started the year off with a semi-final singles finish at the Australian Open.

It’s a good thing that Zvonareva enjoys traveling -she’s on the go for most of the year –traveling tournament to tournament.  In her free time –she’s worked with the International Rett Syndrome Foundation and has donated a portion of her U.S. Open prize money to raise funds for research.

Now is your chance to ask tennis star Vera Zvonareva your questions. Please include them below and be sure to list where you are writing from.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Jeramie

    Thanks for your donations to the Rett Syndrome Foundation. Hopefully, soon a cure or treatment option will be available to girls with RS, all thanks to people like Vera Zvonareva.

    February 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  2. Felix

    Do you have any specific goals you'd like to reach in your tennis career and do you have any idea what you might do after tennis?

    Felix – The Netherlands

    February 20, 2011 at 1:00 am | Reply
  3. Alexander John

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I really appreciate the fact that you donated some of your prize money from the US Open to the Rett Syndrome Foundation. It was very considerate of you and the world can be a more peaceful place with people like you. What are your ambitions in tennis? I am positive thet you will win grand-slams. Best of luck.

    Alex

    February 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  4. Alexander John

    I really appreciate the fact that you donated some of your prize money from the US Open to the Rett Syndrome Foundation. It was very considerate of you and the world can be a more peaceful place with people like you. What are your ambitions in tennis? I am positive thet you will win grand-slams. Best of luck.

    Alex

    February 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  5. Chloe

    You are one of my favorite tennis player. A couple of questions:

    1. is there a reason to cover your head with a towel during the change over? (beside not wanting to show your emotion)

    2. do you think your nerve is the primary factor that is preventing you from winning a grand slam title?

    3. Tennis wise who (male and female) do you look up to? At a personal level, who do you like the most on or off the court?

    Rooting for you to win a grand slam title this year

    Chloe

    February 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  6. Liz

    A lot of people have commented on the fact that you have very, very blue eyes. Would you consider donating them to science after you died?

    If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be and why?

    February 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  7. Danny Moroney

    Hi Bepa
    Would there be anyway you could put your schedule up on your wedsite as it would help a lot in following your play.
    For example I'm off to Charleston in a few weeks for the Family Circle Cup and would like to know if you'll be there? Also if you intend to go to Eastbourne in the UK before Wimbledon
    Wishing you all the very best for 2011 season

    Danny – London UK

    February 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Reply
  8. Luis

    Besides very hard work and training to be a top tennis player, what else is needed to become one of the ten best in the world??
    Do you believe, all succesful tennis players need to have a genetic and natural talent??
    What is the real difference between the 10 best and the 100 ranked player? according to your opinion.

    February 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Reply
  9. Ashvin

    Hey Vera, I have been a fan of tennis for a very long time and have seen your game progress over the last two years. This is a general question, but what do you think about the women's grand slams moving to 5 set matches?

    February 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  10. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Vera Zvonareva and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Vera Zvonareva on the following questions:

    – How is the International Rett Syndrome Foundation going to Improve our world?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011?

    I am awaiting Vera Zvonareva’s replies.
    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    February 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Reply
  11. Bevin

    Your work with the International Rett Syndrome Foundation sets a standard for other professional athletes to aspire to. It reminds me of something I was given a few years ago, as a counselor in an International school..... and something that inspires me daily... "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of hous I lived in, or the kind of car I drove..... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child".... YOU, Vera, are making a difference, on and off the court!

    On a personal note, with all of your traveling, competition, and benevolence, "How's your love life?"
    Bevin
    Thailand

    February 21, 2011 at 2:48 am | Reply
  12. Wilson

    Dear Vera,
    i tool autograph from you before the match started at qatar open tennis, after your warmup with your coach. your good and cool well done and god bless for your future matches,

    might see again in near future,

    your fan
    Wilson Mascarenhas

    February 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  13. Felix

    In addition to my questions I would also like to congratulate Vera on her great win in Doha!

    Felix – The Netherlands

    February 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Reply

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