Victoria Azarenka was eliminated on Sunday in the eighth finals at Roland Garros.

The two-time Grand Slam champion was no match for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who reached the quarterfinals in Paris for the second time (also in 2011).

The 31-year-old Azarenka still won the opening set against Pavlyuchenkova, but then gave up her own serve too often to be able to claim the victory: 7-5, 3-6 and 2-6.

Azarenka struck at 5-5 in the first set, after two early breaks at both ends, and then served out the set.

In the second and third act, the Belarusian was broken three times by Pavlyuchenkova.

She was unable to repair the damage.

The 29-year-old Pavlyuchenkova, the number 32 in the world, plays in the quarterfinals against the winner of Serena Williams-Elena Rybakina.

Tamara Zidansek also qualified for the last eight at Roland Garros.

She won in two sets against Romanian Sorana Cîrstea (7-6 (4) and 6-1) and is the first Slovenian tennis player to reach the quarter-finals at a Grand Slam.

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