Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova wasted two match points in the second set against Agnieszka Radwanska, but then finished the job in the decider to dispatch the fourth seed in the third round of the Rogers Cup.
The 16th-seeded Pavlyuchenkova was so close to victory, serving for the win at 5-4 in the second set. The Russian earned two match points, but the 2014 Rogers Cup champion Radwanska saved them both, leveling to 5-all on her opponent’s double fault. The fourth-seeded Pole continued the revival, forced a tiebreak and won it 7-4. Pavlyuchenkova rebounded in the third set, finishing yet another tricky match against Radwanska. Final score: 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1.
This Pavyuchenkova’s quote best sums up the match:
Basically, I thought I had the match in my pocket and lost it, so I’m happy with the mental side.