Fourth seed Vera Zvonareva completed the sweep of the singles and doubles titles at the 2009 BNP Paribas Open as she defeated defending champion Ana Ivanovic 7-6(5), 6-2 on Sunday in Indian Wells.
Zvonareva, the Olympic bronze medallist in Beijing last August, captured her ninth career title and second of the season after her victory at Pattaya City in February. She boasts the best wins/loss record on the circuit, at 18-2 following the final and will move back up to a career-high No. 5
Vera Zvonareva, who teamed up with Belarusian Victoria Azarenka to clinch the doubles title Saturday, is the second player after Lindsay Davenport to win both women’s titles during the same tournament week at Indian Wells. The American accomplished the feat in 1997 (w/Zvereva) and again in 2000 (w/Morariu).
Azarenka/Zvonareva Claim Women’s Doubles Title
Victoria Azarenka and Vera Zvonareva claim the women’s doubles title at the BNP Paribas Open, prevailing in a Match Tie-break against Gisela Dulko and Shahar Peer 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 on Saturday morning at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
The 19-year-old Azarenka has now won two Tour doubles titles, her first coming last month at Memphis with Caroline Wozniacki, while the 24-year-old Zvonareva has now won five. She won her last title in 2006 at the US Open with Nathalie Dechy.
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