Born on 7th September 1984 in Moscow, Vera Igorevna Zvonareva is a Russian Professional Tennis Player. She was ranked World No.2 player in singles by the WTA on 25th October 2010 and World No. 9 on 8th August 2005. Vera has earned a total of 12 WTA, 2 ITF singles titles and 6 WTA doubles titles. The lady has added numerous accolades in her career.
Here is a glimpse of her accomplishments:-
Won the 2006 US Open Grand Slam Doublestitle
Clinched silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Winner of 2012 Australian Open Grand Slam Doubles Titles
Won US Open and Wimbledon Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Titles in 2004 and 2006 respectively
Jwala Gutta is one of the most thriving badminton players of India, who have dominated the Doubles category. She is a left-handed badminton player who has prevailed over the National Badminton Championship fourteen times. With her aggressive playing style and unique court techniques, she has added many feathers to her cap.
A brief account of her major encompassments is listed here:-
2016- Jwala dominated the South Asian Games by winning gold medals in Women's Doubles and a team event. She also gave her vital participation to her team in securing a bronze medal in the World Team Championship for Women.
2015- Jwala together with Ashwini Ponappa, reached the 10th position in the BWF World Ranking of top twenty pairs.
2014- She along with her doubles partner Ashwini bagged a silver medal by performing at the Commonwealth Games. The pair also gained bronze at the Asian Championship and contributed their best efforts to the Indian team in winning a bronze medal in the Uber Cup championship.
2012- She dynamically performed in Women's Doubles as well as in Mixed Doubles at the London Olympics, being the first Indian who qualified for two events in the Olympic sport.
2011- The Government of India honored Jwala by presenting the Arjuna Award for her sincere efforts in the sport after crediting a bronze medal in the World Championship with Ashwini being the first pair to gain a medal in the competition.