Holiday Q&A: Vera Zvonareva

Christmas, New Year, new season - how does Vera Zvonareva feel about it all? Find out...

Published December 23, 2010 12:00

Holiday Q&A: Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva

BRADENTON, FL, USA - Vera Zvonareva had the best season of her WTA career in 2010, reaching two Grand Slam finals and making it all the way to No.2 in the world. Now doing her off-season training, the Russian talks about the next big things coming up - Christmas, New Year, Russian Christmas, 2011...

On what Christmas means to her...
"To me, Christmas is an important family holiday. Unfortunately I'm not usually at home on December 25 because I'm away doing pre-season training, but me and my team won't forget to make it a special day with a nice dinner and presents :) Also, we celebrate Russian Christmas on January 7, so I'll be making lots of phone calls to my friends and family back home on that day."

On how her holiday shopping is going...
"I'll probably do all of my shopping online soon since I've already decided on what to give everyone :) But I'll probably need to make a last minute run to the mall too for some funny last minute gifts!"

On New Year's...
"New Year's Eve is the biggest holiday in Russia. Back home we usually exchange presents on New Year's Eve, while Christmas is more of a day spent with family. When I was a kid I couldn't wait for Kurants (the big clock on the main Kremlin tower) to ring at midnight on New Year's Eve so I could run down to open my presents under the tree! This year's I'll be going to New York for the countdown, though. It fits in my travel schedule perfectly and I think it would be great to see the ball drop in Times Square at least once in my life!"

On her pre-season training and the new season...
"I'm excited about the beginning of the new season! I'm definetly working very hard and trying to improve myself the best I can. I'm excited about the challenge and will try my best to do better than the previous year."

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