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Five questions with Pavlyuchenkova

Coming off a title in Paris, world No. 21 playing some of her best-career tennis

Updated: February 13, 2014, 10:23 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

She was born in the Russian city of Samara, some 2,500 miles southeast of Moscow, but Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova apparently no longer has ice water flowing through her veins.

"It's cold here -- and windy, too," she said Tuesday of the mid-60s temperatures in Doha, Qatar.

While the ATP World Tour is spread across three continents -- Argentina, The Netherlands and Memphis, Tenn. -- most of the best WTA players appeared this week at the Qatar Total Open. Aside from Serena Williams, ...

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