Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was up 5-0 in the third set of her final against top seed Angelique Kerber today. Then the Russian was up 5-2, and when she served for the match, she was broken. Kerber held for 4-5, but then Pavlyuchenkova put an end to the 4-2, 6-2, 6-4 match.
Pavlyuchenkova has now won 15 straight matches in Monterrey. She won the championship in 2010 and 2011.
Timea Babos won the singles title in 2012, and while she wasn't able to repeat, she did get the doubles trophy today. Babos and Kimiko Date-Krumm, the top seeds, defeated 3rd seeds Eva Birnerova and Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-1, 6-4 in the final.
Hmmm... maybe the first (and last?) time in a while that Tanasugarn could look at her opponent on the other side of the net and be able to consider herself a "youngster." :)
That crossed my mind when I saw it, too!
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