Pavlyuchenkova beats Voegele to reach Linz quarterfinals
LINZ, Austria (AP) Seventh-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-4, 6-0 Thursday to reach her sixth quarterfinal of the season at the Generali Ladies.
The 29th-ranked Russian was broken when serving for the first set at 5-2 before taking seven straight games to close out the win.
Pavlyuchenkova next plays 99th-ranked Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic, who beat Mona Barthel of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-3.
Also, Johanna Larsson of Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-4, 7-6 (2).
The 59th-ranked Larsson rallied from 4-2 down to take the opening set. She saved a set point at 5-4 in the second before wrapping up the win on her third match point.