Former world number two Vera Zvonareva, who has plummeted to 250 in the rankings, took her first steps in a 2015 comeback attempt by ousting home favourite and number three seed Peng Shuai at the Shenzhen Open on Monday.
India`s Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek Friday were seeded fifth in the men`s double while Saina Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black are fourth in the women`s doubles for the Wimbledon starting Monday.
Seventh-seeded Vera Zvonareva, a two-time semifinalist at Melbourne Park, had a 6-1, 7-6 (3) win over Lucie Hradecka while No. 21 Ana Ivanovic also advanced, beating Dutch player Michaella Krajicek 6-2, 6-3.
Caroline Wozniacki celebrated in defeat on Wednesday after injured Russian Maria Sharapova`s withdrawal from the season-ending WTA Championships made sure the Dane would end the year as world number one.