WTA Miami, 1st Round Previews: Zvonareva v Pavluychenkova, Hantuchova v Bencic and more

1. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v Vera Zvonareva (Miami, R1) The last time that Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Vera Zvonareva played each other on the WTA tour was in the last 16 of Roland Garros in 2011 where Pavlyuchenkova prevailed in a tight three setter to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.  Since then, both players have had…

WTA Australian Open, Day 4 Preview: Williams v Zvonareva, Kvitova v Barthel

No more seeds fell in the bottom half of the women’s draw on day 3 (Halep v Gajdosova still to play at time of writing) after a cull of the seeds on the first day of the 2015 Australian Open.  This nearly wasn’t the case for Maria Sharapova who saved two match points to beat Alexandra…