Pavlyuchenkova wins Monterrey title

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia has won her first WTA title,

defeating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, 1-6, 6-1, 6-0 on Sunday

in the final of Monterrey Open.

The 28-year-old Pavlyuchenkova came back from a set down to

overwhelm Hantuchova in the hard-court tournament. Pavlyuchenkova

also defeated Hantuchova earlier this season in a hard-court match

in Dubai.

Pavlyuchenkova reached the final after defeating Anastasia

Sevastova of Latvia, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 earlier on Sunday. Their match

on Saturday was rained out.

Hantuchova was seeking her fourth WTA title.