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Vera Zvonareva defeats Tsvetana Pironkova - 2010 Wimbledon Semifinal

 Wimbledon 2010

London, England
July 1, 2010 

No. 21 seed Vera Zvonareva has made it to her first Grand Slam final defeating Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Zvonareva will next play either top seed and defending champion Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova in the final.

It wasn't a easy match for Zvonareva. Pironkova who beat Venus Williams in the quarterfinals broke Zvonareva's serve in the sixth game of the first set. She went on to take the first set 6-3. However, Zvonareva came back and broke Pironkova's serve in the sixth game of the second set. After winning the second set 6-3, Zvonareva broke Pironkova in the first and fifth games of the third set. She saved two break points in the next game and went on to win the match.

Match Statistics

Vera ZvonarevaTsvetana Pironkova
1st Serve %46 of 71 = 65%56 of 84 = 67%
Aces23
Double Faults21
Unforced Errors1316
Winning % on 1st Serve33 of 46 = 72%39 of 56 = 70%
Winning % on 2nd Serve17 of 25 = 68%13 of 28 = 46%
Winners (Including Service)3123
Receiving Points Won32 of 84 = 38%21 of 71 = 30%
Break Point Conversions3 of 5 = 60%1 of 4 = 25%
Net Approaches29 of 35 = 83%7 of 11 = 64%
Total Points Won8273
Fastest Serve Speed 108 MPH117 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 103 MPH106 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 85 MPH82 MPH
Vera Zvonareva so far in Wimbledon 2010
June 29, 2010Quarterfinals Defeated Kim Clijsters3-6, 6-4, 6-2
June 28, 2010Fourth Round Defeated Jelena Jankovic6-1, 3-0 retired
June 25, 2010Third Round Defeated Yanina Wickmayer6-4, 6-2
June 23, 2010Second Round Defeated Andrea Hlavackova6-1, 6-4
June 21, 2010First Round Defeated Nuria Llagostera Vives6-4, 6-1

Tsvetana Pironkova so far in Wimbledon 2010
June 29, 2010Quarterfinals Defeated Venus Williams6-2, 6-3
June 28, 2010Fourth Round Defeated Marion Bartoli6-4, 6-4
June 25, 2010Third Round Defeated Regina Kulikova6-4, 2-0 retired
June 23, 2010Second Round Defeated Vera Dushevina6-3, 6-4
June 21, 2010First Round Defeated Anna Lapushchenkova6-0, 7-6 (9-7)

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