Bencic Overcomes Pavlyuchenkova To Win Moscow Title
by Staff | October 20th, 2019, 8:18 pm
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Belinda Bencic came from a set down to deny home favorite and former champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 to win the Moscow title.

After dropping the first set, the Swiss rolled off 12 of the last 14 games to coast to her second title of the year and fourth of her career.

“It feels unbelievable right now. I still can’t imagine it,” the 22-year-old Bencic told the crowd.

By reaching the finals, Bencic also qualified for the year-end championships to be held in Shenzhen.

“I’m happy. This will take a special place in my heart, because here I qualified for the WTA Finals,” she said.

“Yesterday I had more emotions. Today, I was more relaxed, especially after the first set.

“I’ll go to Shenzhen happy and free from any thoughts, because I’m glad to be in the Top 8.”

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