21 Mar 2009

Zvonareva into Indian Wells final

1:03 pm on 21 March 2009

Russian fourth seed Vera Zvonareva has booked her place in the Indian Wells tennis final in California with a straight sets victory over Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.

Zvonareva, who had not dropped a set to Azarenka in their three previous meetings, wrapped up victory in one hour and 20 minutes on a blazing hot afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Zvonareva, who reached the last four at the Australian Open in January, will meet holder and fifth seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia or unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavyluchenkova in the final.