Melbourne, Jan 22: Russian tennis player Anastasiya Pavlyuchenkova qualified for the Australian Open quarter-finals beating compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-3 here on Sunday, January 22.
Pavlyuchenkova, the 24th seed, got the better of eighth-seeded Kuznetsova in an hour and eight minutes in the fourth round match, reports Tass.
The 25-year-old Pavlyuchenkova entered the Australian Open quarters for the first time in her career.
She claimed 62 of the total 112 points played in the match, hitting 21 winners -- seven more than her opponent.
She will next play American veteran and World No.1 Venus Williams who defeated Germany's Mona Barthel 6-3, 7-5 earlier in the day.