Bencic beats Pavlyuchenkova to make St. Petersburg semifinal

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Top-seeded Belinda Bencic won a late-night battle with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to take the final spot in the semifinals at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. Over the course of a two-and-a-half-hour match which concluded after midnight, the Swiss world No. 11 ground down her fifth-seeded Russian opponent to win 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2. While Bencic's serving...
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Pavlyuchenkova reaches round 2 in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was made to fight for a place in the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Tuesday, beating Czech veteran Klara Koukalova in three sets. World No. 26 Pavlyuchenkova, who is seeded fifth in St. Petersburg, needed 2 hours, 14 minutes to beat qualifier Koukalova 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Her reward is a second-round...
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Pavlyuchenkova beats Friedsam in Linz final for 8th title

LINZ, Austria (AP) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova clinched her first title of the season by defeating Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday. It was the eighth WTA title overall for the 29th-ranked Russian, who improved to 8-4 in career finals. The 118th-ranked Friedsam was playing in her maiden final. The seventh-seeded Pavlyuchenkova - the...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavlyuchenkova beats Errani in Paris, claims 6th career title

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Open GDF Suez for her sixth career title. Pavlyuchenkova captured her first title of the season and her first since winning the Portugal Open in May 2013. The unseeded Russian dictated the points, making 48 winners to 18 for Errani. Errani won seven straight games...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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