Australian Open: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stuns Sloane Stephens to reach quarters

first_imgAustralian Open: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stuns Sloane Stephens to reach quartersAustralian Open: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won a marathon three-setter against American fifth seed Sloane Stephens 6-7(3) 6-3 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals.advertisement Reuters MelbourneJanuary 20, 2019UPDATED: January 20, 2019 20:54 IST Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will meet another American in unseeded Danielle Collins in the quarter-finals (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sloane Stephens 6-7 6-3 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian OpenThe world No.44 hit 46 winners in her three-set victory over StephensPavlyuchenkova will meet another American in unseeded Danielle Collins for a place in the semi-finalsUnseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won a marathon three-setter against American fifth seed Sloane Stephens 6-7(3) 6-3 6-3 to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday and match her best show in Grand Slams.Stephens gave up a 4-1 advantage in the opening set to win it on a tiebreaker but Pavlyuchenkova rallied once again from an early break down to convert her third set point and level the match.The 2017 U.S. Open winner then lost steam as the world number 44 converted her second match point to seal the contest in two hours and 32 minutes..@NastiaPav, take a bow.The world No.44 hits 46 winners to upset Sloane Stephens 6-7(3) 6-3 6-3 to advance to the #AusOpen quarterfinals for the second time. pic.twitter.com/RWvHkLtFtr#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019For a place in the semi-finals, Pavlyuchenkova will meet another American in unseeded Danielle Collins, who earlier thrashed 2016 champion and second seed Angelique Kerber 6-0 6-2.But @NastiaPav, haven’t you heard that #SleepIsForTheWeak at the #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/3exVvNjDkL#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaFollow Sloane StephensFollow Australian Open Nextlast_img