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...

Osaka wins Toray Pan Pacific, her 1st title on Japan soil

Sep. 22, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

Naomi Osaka won her first singles title since the Australian Open in January by beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the Toray Pan Pacific final on Sunday. Enjoying strong support from a parochial crowd, the former No. 1-ranked Osaka dominated the match with her powerful groundstrokes and broke...

American Sofia Kenin wins Guangzhou WTA title over Stosur

Sep. 21, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year. Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and added her second on grass in...

Kerber through to Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Friday after Madison Keys retired injured in the deciding set. Kerber led 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 when the fifth-seeded Keys retired. "It was a really good match in the first two sets, and this is never the...

Giorgi upsets Stephens at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Camila Giorgi dropped just three games to upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The unseeded Italian, who reached the semifinals last year, beat the 2017 U.S. Open champion to set up a quarterfinal match against...