Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open Saturday Tennis Results

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Wuhan Open Tennis News


Singles – Final
[14] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [10] D. Cibulkova (SVK) 61 61

Doubles – Final
[5] B. Mattek-Sands (USA) / L. Safarova (CZE) d [3] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) 61 64

Final Facts
– 2014 Wuhan Open champion Petra Kvitova won her second title at the tournament. She is the first repeat finalist and repeat champion of the tournament’s history.
– At Wuhan Kvitova reached her first singles final since 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore (l. A.Radwanska in F) and won her first singles title since 2015 New Haven (August).
– Currently ranked No.12, Dominika Cibulkova is projected to reach a career-high of World No.8 by reaching the final when the rankings are updated on Monday, October 3.
– Kvitova (No.16) can climb as high as World No.11 by winning the title in Wuhan.
– Cibulkova will move to the Top 8 (No.7) on the Road to Singapore Leaderboard.
– Kvitova entered the week at No.21 on the Leaderboard. She is projected to climb to No.12 with her run to the finals. If she could complete a Wuhan/Beijing double, she would vault into the Top 8 and be in position to qualify for the WTA Finals for the sixth-straight year.
– With their victory in the Wuhan doubles final, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova have clinched a return to the WTA Finals.

Final Quotes
Petra Kvitova: “It’s great for sure to win [Wuhan] for a second time. I’m happy for that, how I played all week. I think it was amazing really. Especially everything started with the match against Angie when we really play long. It was great match from both of us. I think it was a big really fight.”

Dominika Cibulkova: “I have to say she played extremely well. I couldn’t do much more today on the court because she didn’t let me do so. I can’t regret anything. Okay, few balls I could do better, but otherwise she was just playing too good. Sometimes it happens. She’s a great player.  When she’s playing like this, she can beat anybody. You know, I have to see the big picture. I had a great week here.”

“I’m not thinking about Singapore that much because that would be a dream come true if I would get there. I don’t want to make too much pressure on myself. I guess this is a good result to put me in a good position for Singapore. It’s something I always wanted to achieve.”

Lucie Safarova: “I think we had an amazing match today. We came out strong from the beginning. We returned great, served great, took their time away. That was the right strategy.”

Bethanie Mattek-Sands: “We knew we were going to be close [to qualifying for WTA Finals] if we won.  But it’s something that we weren’t really in contention until before US Open. We were pretty far from it. But it’s amazing to make it again. Singapore obviously is the best of the best. Yeah, but we literally just found out right after the match.”

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