I have no doubt that this was some sort of cross-training excercise that would allow her to do some PR and ice her ankle simultaneously. She's a multi-tasker, that one. It wouldn't shock me if she also brokered peace between the penguins and the neighboring seal population.
Look at that. She even offered some humanitarian aid. She's a peach.
Vera Zvonareva: Bringing the world closer one penguin at a time. While icing her ankle.