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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Date of birth : 1991-07-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Samara, Russia
Nationality : Russian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-27


Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is a Russian professional tennis player and a multiple junior Grand Slam champion.

Her career-high rank of World No. 14 was achieved on 31 January 2011. From July 2007 to September 2009 she was formerly coached by Patrick Mouratoglou at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France. Since then she is coached by her brother Aleksandr Pavlyuchenkov.

CAREER:

Pavlyuchenkova opened her season at the 2011 Brisbane International as the 5th seed. She advanced to the semifinals, where she fell to eventual champion Petra Kvitová.

Pavlyuchenkova was the second seed at the 2011 Moorilla Hobart International, drawing Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round, but losing the first set 6–2 then eventually retiring.

As the no. 16 seed, Pavlyuchenkova reached the third round of the Australian Open, losing to Iveta Benešová in a tight three-set match, 3–6, 6–1, 5–7.

In Fed Cup competition, Pavlyuchenkova helped Russia rally from an 0–2 deficit against France by winning her reverse singles match against Alizé Cornet and tie-deciding doubles match, partnering with Svetlana Kuznetsova.

In her next tournaments in the Middle East, she would have to play qualifying because of failing to meet the main entry deadline; she qualified for Dubai, but fell in the first round to fellow Russian Alisa Kleybanova in three sets.

In early March she defended her title at the 2011 Monterrey Open, defeating Jelena Jankovic 2-6, 6-2 6-3.

PERSONAL:

Coached by Patrick Mouratoglou since July 2007; currently lives and trains at Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France (accompanied by mother); previously coached by parents Sergey and Marina, brother Aleksandr
Baseliner whose favorite surface is clay; favorite shot is forehand down the line
Introduced to tennis at age 6 by family
Still in high school (1st Sportivniy Licey)
Speaks Russian, English; learning French
Likes comedy movies; favorite actors are Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller
Favorite music is R&B, hip-hop
Favorite book is Atlantida's Code
Favorite foods include Japanese, pizza
Enjoys figure skating, shopping, dancing, seeing friends, listening to music, sleeping
Favorite place to visit is Melbourne
Most memorable experiences include playing at Wimbledon, competing in Kremlin Cup and WorldTeamTennis
Self-described as funny, unusual, interesting.


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