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By Adrianna Outlaw

(June 28, 2010)  Vera Zvonareva brought towel vision to Court 12 today.

Sitting on her court-side seat with a towel draped over her head during changeovers, Zvonareva tried to block out everything except her relationship with the ball.

That focus helped the 21st-seeded Russian roll into the first Wimbledon quarterfinal of her career. Zvonareva held a 6-1, 3-0 lead when Jelena Jankovic retired from their fourth-round match due to a back injury.

Fifteen Russian women started The Championships and as the round of 16 began today only two — Zvonareva and 2004 champion Maria Sharapova — were still standing.

The fourth-seeded Serbian took a tumble to the court chasing a forehand in the first set. Jankovic, who played with her thigh taped, took treatment for the back injury after the opening game of the second set, but lacked explosive movement and called it quits after losing the third game of the second set.

The 25-year-old Zvonareva is the first women through to the last eight. She will face either eighth-seeded Kim Clijsters or 17th-seeded Justine Henin for a spot in the final four.

Henin is 6-0 lifetime vs. Zvonareva and has not surrendered a set in those six meetings. Clijsters is 5-0 against Zvonareva, including 2006 grass-court wins at Eastbourne and Wimbledon.

Zvonareva has been plagued by a right ankle injury . Since falling to Samantha Stosur in the Charleston final in April, she had won just two of her six matches prior to Wimbledon. But Zvonareva, who won the 2006 Birmingham title on grass, has picked up the pieces and put her game together at The Championships.

 

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