Pavlyuchenkova prevailed 5-7 6-3 7-6(3) in a match heavily disrupted by the weather.

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The final started later than scheduled due to a typhoon off the coast of Hong Kong and the players then had to endure a half-hour rain delay with the deciding set delicately poised at 5-5.
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Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova celebrates victory against Australia's Daria Gavrilova during the women's singles final at the Hong Kong Open tennis tournament on October 16, 2017.

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Pavlyuchenkova’s victory followed wins in Monterrey in April and Rabat in May.
"It was not easy mentally as this morning we were not sure if we were going to play or not," the 26-year-old said. "I just won a title so I’m extremely happy with that. It was a really, really tough match."
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