Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova failed to overcome the barrier of the 1/4 finals of the tournament in St. Petersburg, losing in three sets to Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands – 2/6, 6/3, 0/6.
The match lasted 1 hour and 31 minutes. The 32nd World No. 27, Pavlyuchenkova, 27, took the rival twice, made one ace and two double faults. Her age-mate Kiki, who ranks eighth in the WTA ranking, made six breaks and five aces, mistaken three times when serving.
The Dutchwoman increased the gap in the personal meetings of athletes – 4: 2. In the semifinal of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy competition, Bertens will fight Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus.