Zvonareva’s comeback continues
Former world No. 2 Vera Zvonareva continues her comeback at the small WTA Tour event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan this week. The Russian, who turned 33 during the US Open, qualified there after reaching the final of a $125K WTA event in China the second week of the Open. Zvonareva upset No. 4 seed Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round Monday. She'll play Pauline Parmentier Wednesday. Her live ranking is up 45 spots (to No. 263) already. She should have no trouble getting into the Australian Open qualifying on her steam. When she returned in July, it was No. 792.