SAN DIEGO: Vera Zvonareva clawed her way into the WTA San Diego Open final with Agnieszka Radwanska as the top-seed struggled before beating Ana Ivanovic in their semi-final. Zvonareva held off a comeback from former number one Ivanovic, with the Serb charging from 1-5 down in the final set and saving a match point on the way to 4-5. But Zvonareva finally prevailed on her second match point a game later. Poland’s Radwanska reached her second final in San Diego with a defeat of Andrea Petkovic 4-6, 6-0, 6-4.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2011.