Zvonareva reaches semis at Key Biscayne

Vera Zvonareva has defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 to

reach the semifinals at the Sony Ericsson Open.

Seeded third, Zvonareva overcame a set point with an ace in the

first set Wednesday, and won four consecutive games to take control

of the second set.

Zvonareva improved to 4-0 in quarterfinals this year. Her

opponent Thursday will be the winner of the match Wednesday night

between defending champion Kim Clijsters and 2009 champ Victoria


Zvonareva’s best showing in 10 appearances at Key Biscayne was

in 2008, when she lost in the semifinals.