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Russia's Pavlyuchenkova wins first clay title

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Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Portugal Open and claim her first trophy on clay. 

Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova returns the ball to Swiss player Romina Oprandi during the women's singles semi-final match of the Portugal Open tennis tournament in Oeiras on May 3, 2013. Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Portugal Open and claim her first trophy on clay.

The third-seeded champion, coached by former Swiss great Martina Hingis, earned the fifth title of her career while leaving her opponent winless from five finals.

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