Zvonareva withdraws from US Open due to illness
Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from
next week’s U.S. Open because of a viral illness.
The 16th-ranked Russian lost in the final at Flushing Meadows in
2010 to Kim Clijsters. She retired in her third-round match against
Clijsters at Wimbledon this year because of illness, then was
routed 6-1, 6-0 by Serena Williams in the round of 16 at the
This will be the second major tournament missed this year by
Zvonareva. She pulled out of the French Open because of a right
Ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in her career, Zvonareva
also reached the final at Wimbledon in 2010.