Latest Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova News

Bencic beats Pavlyuchenkova to win Kremlin Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic recovered from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday. Third-seeded Bencic broke Pavlyuchenkova in the Russian's first service game in both the second and third sets. Bencic hit eight aces despite landing just 54% of her...

Bencic reaches Moscow final, qualifies for WTA Finals

Oct. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic booked the last spot at the season-end WTA Finals on Saturday after beating Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semifinals. Bencic's 6-3, 6-4 victory set up a Moscow final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Karolina Muchova 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1. It also enabled Bencic...

Bencic nears WTA Finals spot as Bertens loses

Oct. 18, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic is on the verge of claiming the last spot at the season-ending WTA Finals after winning her Kremlin Cup quarterfinal on Friday. Bencic saved two set points in the opening-set tiebreak in beating Kirsten Flipkens 7-6 (8), 6-1. The Swiss player's hope of reaching the tour finals...

Top-seeded Svitolina loses opening match at Kremlin Cup

Oct. 17, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina lost her opening match at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday after having been a break up in the deciding set. Veronika Kudermetova beat the fourth-ranked Svitolina, who had a first-round bye, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 in their second-round match to set up a quarterfinal with either...