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Pavlyuchenkova gets past Kerber, advances to Tokyo final

Pavlyuchenkova gets past Kerber, advances to Tokyo final

TOKYO, Sept 23 (REUTERS) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova withstood a furious rally to beat Angelique Kerber 6-0 6-7(4) 6-4 on Saturday and book her spot in the Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo.
The match appeared headed for a blowout after the 26-year-old Russian, vying for her third title this year, took the first eight games against the former world number one.

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