Q. So you're learning how to win consistently, it seems like, against the good players?ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA: Yeah. I don't know. I'm very excited now, and more and more every day because I keep winning. And it's really big achievement for me this week. I beat some really good players.I'm very happy, especially today. First time in semis, of course I'm very happy, of course, but I beat Agnieszka. We played like, I don't know, five or six times already. She's a very tough player for me...Read Full Story
Q. So what do you think made the difference in this match? Were you playing really well, or was she just playing really poorly?ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA: Well, I think the match was very good, I mean, considering the level. But I didn't really look at her. I didn't really think about what she's doing. I just tried to focus on my game. I just tried to play every point, try not to be focused on the score. And just that's it.I just tried to be very aggressive, and I think maybe she doesn't know...Read Full Story
PALERMO, Italy, July 13 (UPI) --
Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai was a winner and Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was upset Monday at the Palermo International.
Italy's Alberta Brianti defeated Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 4-0, as the promising Russian retired with a right shoulder injury during the second set.
Rezai rolled over Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva 6-2, 6-4 and Italian favorite Roberta Vinci beat Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
Additional first-round wins saw Belarusian...Read Full Story
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