Re: Moscow SF: Pavlyuchenkova def. Muchova 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-1
Peak Pavs in the final set, nothing much Muchova could have done. Did well to win that one game she did saving 5 BPs.
Still a great season for Kaja, hopefully this springboards her to greater things next season. She practically has no points to defend in the first half of the season until Prague IIRC, so a good chance for her to cement her place in the top 20. She might still make Zhuhai pending some withdrawals, fingers crossed she does and I hope she plays if that is the case.
Pavs was due a great week this year, hopefully she can play better in a final now after being steamrolled in her last one against Naomi. Bencic will be tough, but if Belinda has a hangover from celebrating her WTA finals qualification, I hope Nastya can take advantage. She's been very focused and motivated to win all week in front of her home crowd, I hope she brings it for one more match.