Pavlyuchenkova wins in Linz for eighth career title

Shukriya Pakistan

Russian seventh seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won her first title of 2015 and eighth of her career when she defeated unseeded German Anna-Lena Friedsam, 6-4, 6-3 in the Linz WTA final.

With two indoor titles in 2014 in Paris and Moscow, the 24-year-old this week won her 15th straight indoor match during the tournament’s 25th anniversary.

“I don’t want to focus on the numbers because after a while you’d just go crazy, but I’m really proud to get another title, and here in Linz, it’s always nice,” she said.