2023 Zhengzhou

Zvonareva ousts Kudermetova for first Top 20 win since 2021

Qualifier Vera Zvonareva saved one set point in the second set en route to upsetting No.9 seed Veronika Kudermetova in the first round of the Bank of Communications Zhengzhou Open. The result was Zvonareva's first Top 20 win since beating Petra Kvitova at Rome 2021, and her second defeat of Kudermetova in as many meetings.