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Angie falls to Pavlyuchenkova in Melbourne R4
Jan 27, 2020

No.17 seed Angelique failed in attempt to book her spot in the Australian Open quarterfinal, as she fell to no.30 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Margaret Court Arena on Monday.

The Russian earned a hard-fought 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over the 2016 champion.

The two battled in a highly competitive clash that lasted two hours and 37 minutes.

Despite falling two breaks and 2-5 behind in the opening set, Angie regained her composure and fought back to force a tie-breaker, that she eventually won 7-5.

Both players were convincing on their serve in the second set until the 10th game, when the German faced two break/set points, but powered her way to a hold. She faced scare again in the 12th game but managed to level at 6-all. However, Pavlyuchenkova clinched the tie-break to equal the contest.

The deciding third set followed similar path like the first, as Angie suffered early double break for 0-4 deficit. She broke back once but was broken again in the seventh game, and the Russian served it out to advance to the last eight.

Match statistics: aces (2-4), double faults (6-3), winners (35-71), unforced errors (29-36), total points won (117-132).