Pavlyuchenkova wins first WTA title

Updated: 08 March 2010 07:28 IST

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia has won her first WTA title, defeating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, 1-6, 6-1, 6-0 on Sunday in the final of Monterrey Open

Monterrey, Mexico : Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia has won her first WTA title, defeating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, 1-6, 6-1, 6-0 on Sunday in the final of Monterrey Open.

The 28-year-old Pavlyuchenkova came back from a set down to overwhelm Hantuchova in the hard-court tournament. Pavlyuchenkova also defeated Hantuchova earlier this season in a hard-court match in Dubai.

Pavlyuchenkova reached the final after defeating Anastasia Sevastova of Latvia, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 earlier on Sunday. Their match on Saturday was rained out.

Hantuchova was seeking her fourth WTA title.

Topics : Tennis
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