Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova can no longer sneak up on opponents and win a match. in the recent past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was considered a young player who was a junior phenom with impressive talent that could beat an opponent if they were not focused. However, in 2014 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's recent tournament win at the 2014 GDF Suez Women's Tennis Association has made it crystal clear to all players in the Women's Tennis Association that when she is playing well she can defeat anyone in the world.
At the 2014 GDF Suez tournament Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated three players who were ranked in the top 10 in successive matches and in the process demonstrated exceptional mental toughness and physical stamina. Many tennis observers considered her tournament draw a "gauntlet" as she had to play Angelique Kerber who was playing very well, Maria Sharpova, the number one ranked player in the tournament and Sara Errani, consistently one of the best players on the tour.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated the three players in succession and became the poster child for potential being fulfilled. No longer can people talk about her as having potential because she has shown through her recent performance in this tournament that she has "arrived" on the tennis scene as a legitimate Grand Slam contender for the future.
Women's professional tennis has been dominated by the presence of veterans such as Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams but Anastasia Pavyluchenkova's recent performance in defeating three superb players all ranked in the top 10 of the world represents a huge accomplishment and will give her confidence whenever she plays any player in the world for the rest of 2014.
There is a new women's tennis star who from her recent singles performance is focused on inserting herself into the conversation of best young players in the game and her name is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.