16 Feb 2009

Zvonareva wins in Thailand

5:47 am on 16 February 2009

Russian top seed Vera Zvonareva overcame a tough challenge from a battling Sania Mirza to win the Pattaya Open tennis final in straight sets in Thailand.

The world number five was tested in a long first set packed with baseline tussles but showed her class in the second when she finished off the error-prone Indian with a stream of powerful groundstrokes.