Wuhan Open 2018: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova sent Kvitova out of the tournament

In the third round of the Wuhan Open on Wednesday, Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova showed the way out to Czech Republic’s experienced player Petra Kvitova.

In the third round of the women’s singles, world number 39 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. After this defeat, the hope of Perta Kvitova to win her third Wuhan Open title is also over.

After the post match interview Pavlyuchenkova said that “It’s my first Top 5 win in a while, so that means a lot and it’s very special. Petra is a super tough opponent, and I knew that.”

“We’ve had many matches before always tough and I finally could get a win, so I’m really happy with that. I’m happy with the victory today, and let’s see what’s going to happen tomorrow,” she also added.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to meet A. Barty in the next round

Pavlyuchenkova has entered the quarter-finals with a win over Kvitova. Pavlyuchenkova will face Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty in the quarter-finals.

Ashleigh Barty defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany in her third round match of the women’s singles category. The Australian defeated Kerber 7-5, 6-1.

Barty talked about Kerber after the match and said, “she’s always very difficult to play against. She’s one of the best players in the world, and you have to come out here, enjoy and have fun, and try and play as well as you can.”

“I played very well here last year, and it was an amazing week with some amazing memories. It’s nice to be back on this beautiful center court, playing some good tennis and getting further and further into the tournament,” she also added.

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