Former world no. 2, Vera Zvonareva of Russia, is among the star attractions in the 125,000 USD WTA L and T Mumbai Open Tennis to be held at the Cricket Club of India's courts here from November 18-26.
The 33-year-old Zvonareva, bronze medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Games and singles runner-up at Wimbledon and US Open in 2010 - the best year of her career - was racked by injuries in 2012 to slip down the rankings and then missed the entire 2013 season due to a shoulder surgery.
"She is on a comeback trail this year after giving birth to a child," said Sunder Iyer, secretary of the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association which is organising the event in association with the Maharashtra government.
Among other top players who will be seen in the main draw of 32 are 19-year-old Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, the world no. 78 who will head the seedings, and former world no 12 Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium who is currently ranked 112th, it was announced at a media conference ...
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