Pavlyuchenkova upends Kerber in Monterrey

April 7, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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MONTERREY, Mexico, April 7 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova rallied to upset No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber in three sets Sunday for the Monterrey Open championship.

The Russian's third career title Monterrey title was a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 triumph over the German on the hard courts at Sierra Madre Tennis Club. Pavlyuchenkova overcame 13 double faults.

Pavlyuchenkova improved to 15-0 in her career at the event. She previously won back-to-back Monterrey titles in 2010 and 2011 before skipping the event last year to play in Dubai.

It was the fourth career WTA title for the 21-year-old.

Kerber, meanwhile, fell short in her bid for a first crown of the year.

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