At the course of the first set Sevastova led 4-1, but the Russian player leveled the score. In the tie-break Pavlyuchenkova has created a backlog of (6:1) and the third set-ball ended the game in their favor (7:4).
The second party started with the fact that Sevastova lost his serve, and then Pavlyuchenkova brought the score to 2:0. Further Sevastova won two games, but to catch up with the opponent are unable— 2:6.
Sevastova is now on 18th place in the world ranking (career record), Pavlyuchenkova — 17th. In the internal rivalry, the score was 5-0 in favor of the Russians. For an exit in the second round of the Rome tournament the first racket of Latvia has received 60 points. And the next rival Russians will be the second racket of the world Romanian Simona Halep.
In addition to Sevastopol in the second round of the tournament in Rome was eliminated and the leaders of the men's and women's world rainhow. German Angelik Kerber lost to Estonian Anette Kontaveit (4:6, 0:6), and the defending champion Briton Andy Murray lost to Fabio Fognini (2:6, 4:6). It is also worth noting that during the second round match was injured and withdrew Russian Maria Sharapova.