146 Facts About Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

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Anastasia Sergeyevna "Nastia" Pavlyuchenkova is a Russian professional tennis player.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova continued her success after turning professional, reaching a career-high singles ranking of world No 11 on 8 November 2021.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has been continuously ranked inside the top 50 since 3 November 2008, when she entered the top-50 rankings for the first time in her career.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has won 12 singles titles on the WTA Tour and five singles titles on the ITF Circuit.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached her first Grand Slam final at the 2021 French Open, having previously reached six other Grand Slam quarterfinals at the 2011 French Open, the 2011 US Open, the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2017,2019 and 2020 Australian Opens.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has had success in doubles, having won six doubles titles on the WTA Tour and eight doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova achieved a career-high ranking of No 21 on 16 September 2013.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached a total of six quarterfinals in the discipline across all four Grand Slams as well as winning two WTA 1000 titles at the 2013 Madrid Open with Lucie Safarova and the 2022 Italian Open with Veronika Kudermetova.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won the Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles tournament with Andrey Rublev.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was born in Samara in the Soviet Union to Sergey and Marina on 3 July 1991, as one of two children.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's father was a rower and her mother a swimmer.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's grandmother played professional basketball, and her grandfather was an elite umpire in that sport for USSR.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started playing tennis at age six, with her parents helping her.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova trained at the Mouratoglou Academy during her early career.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova first made headlines in 2006 by winning the Australian Open junior title, defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the final.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached another junior Grand Slam final at the French Open where she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then won the US Open junior title by beating Tamira Paszek in the final.

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Five months later, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova received a wildcard into her maiden WTA Tour main-draw appearance at the Kremlin Cup.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova lost in the first round to rising Czech, Nicole Vaidisova, in straight sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova played for the Sacramento Capitals of the World TeamTennis league in the summer of 2006.

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In 2007, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova barely missed out on qualifying for the main draw of the Australian Open, losing to Julia Vakulenko in the final round of qualifying.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won her first round match against 17th seed Alize Cornet and went on to defeat Li Na before falling to 11th seed Radwanska.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ended the year inside the top 50 for the first time in her career, at world No 45.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova began 2009 season at the Auckland Open where she lost to Aravane Rezai in second round.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova made her top 30 debut following the end of the tournament.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ended 2009 as world No 41, her second top-50 finish in a row.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then reached the second round at Wimbledon where she fell to Roberta Vinci.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started the 2010 season by reaching the last eight at the Brisbane International where she was defeated by Ivanovic.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then reached her first Premier-5-level quarterfinal, at the Dubai Championships by defeating Katarina Srebotnik, Tathiana Garbin and Daniela Hantuchova.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then made the third round in Indian Wells and the round of 16 in Miami, losing to Samantha Stosur and Caroline Wozniacki, respectively.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then won her maiden career title at the Monterrey Open.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the 29th seed at the French Open and reached the third round where she lost to top seed Serena Williams, in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova made the third round at Wimbledon where she lost to Wozniacki.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the last four after seeing off Marta Domachowska, Magdalena Rybarikova and Sorana Cirstea, all in straight sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova faced Elena Vesnina in the final and defeated her elder Russian opponent in three sets to win her second career title.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova continued her good form in Cincinnati, beating Hantuchova and defending champion Elena Dementieva to advance to the third round where she moved past 13th seed Shahar Pe'er.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then lost in the opening round of the Rogers Cup to Kuznetsova, in three sets.

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At the US Open, 22nd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova posted her best Grand Slam result at that time by reaching the round of 16.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova finished the year inside the top 30 for the first time ever, at world No 21.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova opened her 2011 season in Brisbane where she was seeded fifth.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova made her top 20 debut following her good result there.

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The following week, in Hobart, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was forced to retire in the opening round against Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then reached the third round of the Indian Wells Open, falling to tenth seed Shahar Pe'er.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then helped Russia beat Italy to advance to the Fed Cup final.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sara Errani in her singles rubber match and then teamed up with Ekaterina Makarova to defeat Alberta Brianti and Maria-Elena Camerin in the decisive doubles rubber.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova began the clay-court season at the Porsche Grand Prix where she lost to second seed Vera Zvonareva in the round of 16.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then defeated Zheng Jie, Marion Bartoli and Samantha Stosur to reach the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open where she lost to Julia Gorges.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the 14th seed at the French Open and advanced to her first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal after racking in wins over Yaroslava Shvedova, qualifiers Mona Barthel and Nuria Llagostera Vives and third seed Zvonareva.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova had a dismal grass-court campaign, dropping her opening match in Eastbourne to Bojana Jovanovski and falling in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships to Nadia Petrova in straight sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then competed at the Baku Cup but crashed out to Galina Voskoboeva in the quarterfinals, hitting a bizarre 27 double faults in the process.

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At the US Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the 17th seed and defeated Anna Tatishvili, Petra Martic and Jankovic to reach the fourth round.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova suffered an early exit at the Pan Pacific Open in the hands of Vania King but rebounded well to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open.

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In Luxembourg, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova suffered a shocking loss to Rebecca Marino in the first round.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ended 2011 at world No 16, her first ever top-20 finish to a season.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started the 2012 season with a loss to eventual champion Kaia Kanepi in the second round of the Brisbane International.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then dropped her opening match in Sydney to Andrea Petkovic, and exited the Australian Open in the second round to Vania King.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then lost to compatriot Nadia Petrova in the following round.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's ranking fell outside the top 30 after the French Open concluded.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's form improved after Wimbledon when she made the quarterfinals in Bastad and then went on to reach her first final of the year at the Washington Open where she was beaten by Magdalena Rybarikova.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova went on to win just one more match in her last three tournaments of the year when she beat Chanelle Scheepers in the first round of Tokyo before falling to seventh seed Li Na.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's ranking then plummeted to No 34 after falling in the first round of Beijing.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova kicked off her 2013 season brilliantly by advancing to the final of the Brisbane International where she went down to third seed Serena Williams.

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At the Malaysian Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the only seed to reach the last four but there, she was upset by wildcard Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then went on to beat Lauren Davis and Monica Niculescu to reach the final where she stunned top seed Kerber in three sets for her third title in Monterrey, her fourth career title overall and her first since defending her title here in 2011.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova climbed back into the top 20 rankings after Monterrey.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then overcame Swiss Romina Oprandi to reach the final where she beat fourth seed Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then beat Andrea Hlavackova in the first round at the French Open before falling to Czech Petra Cetkovska in the following round.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was easily ousted by Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round of Wimbledon, winning just one game.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova posted early losses in Toronto and Cincinnati which resulted in her ranking sliding to world No 34.

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At the US Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was seeded 32nd and defeated a pair of wildcards Virginie Razzano and Ashleigh Barty to advance to third round where lost to third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then dropped her opening matches in Tokyo and Beijing to Simona Halep and eventual runner-up Jelena Jankovic, respectively.

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At the Kremlin Cup, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova made her first quarterfinal of the tournament after defeating Caroline Garcia and third seed Maria Kirilenko.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then beat Daniela Hantuchova to reach the semifinals but lost to eventual champion Halep.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova finished the year at the Tournament of Champions in Sofia for the second time in her career as a result of winning International tournaments in Monterrey and Oeiras throughout the season.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the 29th seed at the Australian Open and defeated Teliana Pereira and Mandy Minella to reach the third round where she lost to eventual semifinalist Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then suffered an early loss at the Qatar Total Open to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

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At the Indian Wells Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Caroline Garcia in her opening match but was then stopped by wildcard Aleksandra Wozniak in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then defeated Latvia's Diana Marcinkevica in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix before falling to two-time defending champion Sharapova in the following round in straight sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the 24th seed at the French Open and survived her opening clash against veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round but was then forced to retire against Kiki Bertens in following round.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then dropped her opening match at the Wimbledon Championships, for the second year in a row, to Riske.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then reached her second quarterfinal of the year at Washington after beating Virginie Razzano and Hiroko Kuwata.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then lost to eventual finalist Venus Williams in the first round of the Rogers Cup.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then retired against Zhu Lin in the first round in Beijing due to dizziness.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated the likes of Ana Konjuh and Riske to reach the last eight where she beat fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won the match in three sets to capture her seventh and equal-biggest career title to date.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova endured a three-match losing streak to start off her 2015 season, a stretch which includes the Australian Open and Dubai, which culminated in her ranking falling to as low as No 41, her lowest since 2009.

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At the Monterrey Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova recorded her first victories of the year by defeating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova and Johanna Larsson to reach the quarterfinals where she lost to second seed Sara Errani.

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At Indian Wells, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova scored wins over Larsson and 17th seed Barbora Strycova to reach the third round where she lost to 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then retired in her opening match against Sara Sorribes Tormo in Charleston due to a shoulder injury.

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At the French Open, where Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was unseeded at a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2010 Australian Open, she fell to eventual runner-up Lucie Safarova at the first hurdle.

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At the US Open, 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova bowed out in the second round to qualifier Anett Kontaveit.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova finished the year ranked world No 28, her fifth overall top 30 finish to a season.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova began the 2016 season at the Brisbane International, reaching the quarterfinals by beating fifth seed Timea Bacsinszky and Alize Cornet.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then suffered a second consecutive first round loss at the Australian Open when she fell to Lauren Davis in her opening match.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then reached the quarterfinals on home soil in St Petersburg after seeing off Klara Koukalova and Carina Witthoft but there, she was beaten by eventual runner-up Belinda Bencic.

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At the French Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won back-to-back matches at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since the 2014 Australian Open, defeating the likes of Sara Sorribes Tormo and Cagla Buyukakcay to book her spot in the third round where she was beaten by compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started the grass-court season with opening-round losses to Jelena Ostapenko and Madison Brengle in Birmingham and Eastbourne, respectively.

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At the Wimbledon Championships, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the 21st seed and she moved past Hsieh Su-wei and Yulia Putintseva to reach the third round where she upset Timea Bacsinszky to advance to the second week of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since the 2011 US Open.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then lost in the round of 16 at Cincinnati to Garbine Muguruza.

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At the US Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the third round where she was beaten by eventual runner-up Pliskova.

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The loss to Gavrilova meant Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova had failed to reach a semifinal throughout the season, her best result being seven quarterfinal showings.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova opened her new season at the Auckland Open where she was defeated in the opening round by Julia Gorges.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then made the quarterfinals in Sydney by claiming excellent victories over Samantha Stosur and defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova before falling to Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then exited in the third round of the Miami Open to Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then beat Francesca Schiavone in straight sets for her tenth career title, her second on clay.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then dropped her opener in Madrid to Sorana Cirstea, and then reached the third round in Rome where she lost to Simona Halep.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova suffered an early defeat at the French Open, falling to Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg in the second round, in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then recorded a quarterfinal appearance in Stanford before suffering early losses at the Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Open.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova began the Asian swing in Tokyo where she reached the final, falling to Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova concluded 2017 as world No 15, her best season-finish to date, and second in the top 20 overall.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then lost her openers in Madrid and Rome, in the hands of Samantha Stosur and Keys, respectively.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then soared into her first final of the year at the Internationaux de Strasbourg.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova did not enjoy much success on grass, netting just one win across three tournaments on the surface, which includes an opening-round loss in Wimbledon to Hsieh Su-wei as well.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was then upset by Rebecca Peterson in the first round of the US Open in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then lost in the second round of the Pan Pacific Open to Caroline Garcia despite having two match points.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then recorded her best result in four months by making the last eight in Wuhan, scoring wins over Anastasija Sevastova, Kiki Bertens and Petra Kvitova.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ended the season with back-to-back quarterfinal appearances, in Linz and Moscow, falling on both occasions to Russians Ekaterina Alexandrova and Daria Kasatkina, respectively.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova began the 2019 season with early exits at the Shenzhen Open and the Hobart International, losing to a pair of youngsters in Veronika Kudermetova and Vera Lapko, respectively.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then came from a set down to upset ninth seed Kiki Bertens, before defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich to reach the round of 16.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova followed up that result with a quarterfinal showing in St Petersburg where she lost to eventual champion Bertens, in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then went on a three-match losing streak as she lost her openers in Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then lost in the second round at Stuttgart to Anett Kontaveit in straight sets, in a rematch of their quarterfinal clash here a year ago.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started off the Asian swing by recording by her best result of the year by making the final of the Pan Pacific Open, her second at the tournament, defeating the likes of Dayana Yastremska, Bertens, Misaki Doi and Angelique Kerber en route, where she finished runner-up to Naomi Osaka.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was unable to back up this result, falling early in her next three tournaments, with back-to-back defeats in the hands of Sofia Kenin in Wuhan and Beijing, and to Viktoria Kuzmova in Linz.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then bounced back by reaching her second final of the season at the Kremlin Cup, her third at the tournament, by seeing off seventh seed Maria Sakkari, qualifier Varvara Gracheva, Kudermetova and Karolina Muchova en route.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova faced world No 1, Ashleigh Barty, in the next round and lost despite having led by a set, again.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then caused a huge upset by defeating second seed Karolina Pliskova in the third round, her first win in seven career meetings over the former world No 1.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then came from a set down to defeat 2016 champion and 17th seeded Angelique Kerber to advance to the quarterfinals for the second year in a row, her sixth Grand Slam quarterfinal in total.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then chose to skip the US Open due to safety concerns over the ongoing pandemic, which saw her streak of 48 consecutive Grand Slam tournament appearances, dating back to the 2008 French Open, come to an end.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then reached the second round in Strasbourg where she lost to Jil Teichmann.

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At her final tournament of the season, the French Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova made the second round after upsetting former champion and 28th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then finished the year ranked world No 38, her third non-top 30 finish since 2009.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started her 2021 season in Abu Dhabi where she was beaten at the first hurdle by Ons Jabeur.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova then scored straight-set wins over Misaki Doi and Anastasija Sevastova to reach the third round at the Yarra Valley Classic, losing to eventual finalist Garbine Muguruza.

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At the French Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was seeded 31st and moved into the second week for the first time since 2011 after seeing off Christina McHale and Tomljanovic in the first two rounds, before following up with an upset win over third seed Sabalenka in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's run in Paris this fortnight put her back in the top 20 rankings, for the first time since 2018.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was later defeated by the eventual gold medalist, for the second Olympics in a row, when she succumbed to ninth seed Belinda Bencic in three sets.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova entered the Canadian Open as the 10th seed and recorded a straight-set win over Caroline Garcia in the first round, but failed to move on past the second round after losing to Jessica Pegula in three sets.

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At the US Open, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova recorded her best result there in 10 years by making it to the second week here for the first time since 2011, with wins over Alison Riske, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova and Varvara Gracheva.

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The subsequent four tournament appearances of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova saw her net just one quarterfinal result, with a run to the last eight on home soil, in Moscow, where she lost to Marketa Vondrousova, besides taking a loss in the hands of youngster Leylah Fernandez in the third round of Indian Wells, despite having led by a set and a break in the latter.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova finished her year by helping her nation claim its first Billie Jean King Cup in more than a decade, where the Russian Tennis Federation beat Switzerland in the final.

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On 8 November, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova surpassed her prior 10-year-old career-high ranking of world No 13 when she hit the No 11 ranking, and subsequently concluded 2021 ranked the same, her career-best year-end ranking to date.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova began her 2022 season at the Australian Open, having missed the warm-up tournaments after contracting COVID-19 on arrival.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Anna Bondar and Samantha Stosur to reach the third round, beating Stosur in her last career singles match.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was scheduled to compete at the St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, but withdrew due to a knee injury.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova subsequently ended her season after withdrawing from the French Open to continue nursing the knee injury.

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