WTA Tokyo Sunday results
Toray Pan Pacific Open
$1,340,000 (Tier I)
Carpet / Indoors
January 30 - February 4, 2007
Results - Sunday, February 4, 2007
Singles - Final
(2) Martina Hingis (SUI) d. (5) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 64 62
Doubles - Final
(1) Raymond/Stosur (USA/AUS) d. King/Stubbs (USA/AUS) 76(6) 36 75
- Hingis wins a record fifth Toray Pan Pacific Open title, adding to her titles in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002; prior to this week she was tied with Davenport, who also won the Tier I trophy four times (1998, 2001, 2003 and 2004).
- Hingis is now 43-25 lifetime in Tour singles finals; her 43 Tour singles titles keep her at No.10 on the all-time list and No.1 among active players; the Swiss is also 17-9 in Tier I finals, her 17 titles keeping her at No.3 all-time (Navratilova-31, Graf-30) and No.1 among active players.
- This is Hingis' third Tour singles title since returning to the pro circuit at the start of 2006; she won two last year, in the spring at Rome (Tier I) and in the fall at Kolkata (Tier III).
- Ivanovic is now 2-1 lifetime in Tour singles finals, having won both of her prior finals, at 2005 Canberra and 2006 Montréal; with Montréal being a Tier I event, she is now 1-1 at the Tier I level.
- Hingis and Ivanovic are now 1-1 in their head-to-head; their first encounter ended in a 62 63 win for Ivanovic in the final of Montréal last August.
- The team of Raymond and Stosur wins its first title of the year and 16th overall; the duo claimed five titles in 2005 (including the US Open, Tour Championships and a Tier I at Moscow), and 10 more in 2006 (including Roland Garros, Tour Championships and four Tier Is: here in Tokyo, Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston).
- Raymond collects her 61st career Tour doubles title (she remains No.11 on the all-time list), and Stosur earns her 18th.
- King and Stubbs, unseeded, were playing together for the first time; they beat No.2 seeds Yan and Zheng in a third set tie-break in the semifinals.
Martina Hingis, 2007 Toray Pan Pacific Open singles champion:
"The most important thing against Ana is to stay close with her in the beginning; I noticed in her past matches, she gets off to a very fast start, and after that, her confidence keeps building. She really goes for her shots and will hit a lot of winners. We had some very close games at the start and I tried to just stay with her. After the first set, I gained more momentum."
"Last year, I wasn't sure if I'd have another chance to win a tournament. In 1997, it used to be normal to win, but now I feel I really deserve it. I'm more proud now. It's more special."
Ana Ivanovic, 2007 Toray Pan Pacific Open singles runner-up:
"The difference between this and Montréal is I was more consistent in Montréal. I really tried to enjoy myself out there and play my game but today she was better. I hope we will have more matches. I learned a lot and this was a great experience. You learn as much from your losses as your wins."
Lisa Raymond, 2007 Toray Pan Pacific Open doubles champion (with Samantha Stosur):
"This is my fourth title here. It's nice to come back and defend our title, especially after a disappointing run at the Australian Open. They certainly pushed us. They make a great team, and I'm interested to see how they will do if they play more. It's nice to end a long trip with a win."
Samantha Stosur, 2007 Toray Pan Pacific Open doubles champion (with Lisa Raymond):
"I love playing in Japan. It's such a nice tournament and I'm very excited to be able to defend our title. I look forward to coming back next year."