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Topic - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is making up for lost time at the age of 22. The Russian looked like a safe bet to become a top 10 player when she cracked the top 50 in 2008 and broke into the top 20 two years later.
Top-seeded Maria Sharapova lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in an all-Russian semifinal of the Open GDF Suez on Saturday.
Top-seeded Maria Sharapova thrashed eighth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to set up an all-Russian semifinal against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Open Gaz de France.
Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Brisbane International on Tuesday because of an injured right collarbone that left her unable to serve. She said she didn't want to aggravate the injury with the Australian Open two weeks away.
On the morning of her own tournament final match, Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova read about Serena Williams' domination over Maria Sharapova in the gold medal match of the Olympic Games.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova covered herself with wet towels. Two bags of ice rested on her knees and trainers handed her bottles of Gatorade and water. At that point, she said she was only half-conscious.
Mardy Fish passed on the London Olympics. Tommy Haas wanted in.
Top-seeded Mardy Fish rallied from an opening-set loss and beat Bjorn Phau 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday night in a first-round match in the Citi Open.
By 17, Vania King had won her first WTA title and cracked the top 50 in the rankings. There was just one problem _ she wasn't sure she actually liked playing tennis.
Maybe all the pre-tournament "anyone could win" chatter about the women's championship at Roland Garros was right.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova knocked out the highest seeded player remaining in the women's draw at the French Open, beating No. 3 Vera Zvonareva 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 Sunday to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eliminated third-seeded Vera Zvonareva 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open.
PARIS - Richard Gasquet withdrew from the French Open yesterday because of a left knee injury.
Richard Gasquet withdrew from the French Open yesterday because of a left knee injury.
"I just play. I don't think about the results," said Pavlyuchenkova, who recently finished high school and is the youngest player in the tournament.
"I've changed the way I play. It's better now," Pavlyuchenkova said. "I still need to work on my serve to make it a big weapon."