Tennis News Wire -
Québec City, Canada
September 10-16, 2012
Results - Sunday, September 16, 2012
Singles - Final
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. (8) Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 61 75
Doubles - Final
(3) Malek/Mladenovic (GER/FRA) d. (1) Rosolska/Watson (POL/GBR) 76(5) 67(6) 107 (Match TB)
- Flipkens wins the first WTA title of her career in her maiden final.
- Flipkens' previous best performances at a WTA event were semifinal runs at Forest Hills in 2004, Fes in 2011 and ‘s-Hertogenbosch in both 2010 and 2012.
- Flipkens is the fourth unseeded player in the tournament's 20-year history to win the title; the other three were Paszek (2010), Davenport (2007) and Sucha (2004).
- Flipkens is the seventh player outside the Top 100 to win a WTA title in 2012; Arruabarrena-Vecino (Bogotá), Babos (Monterrey), Hsieh (Kuala Lumpur), Bertens (Fès), Oudin (Birmingham) and Rybarikova (Washington) were the other six winners.
- Hradecka falls to 0-5 in WTA finals, and 0-2 in hardcourt finals, having also lost in Istanbul in 2009.
- Flipkens and Hradecka were meeting for the third time in the last three years; Flipkens now leads the head-to-head record 2-1.
- Malek and Mladenovic win their first WTA doubles title together; Mladenovic now has two titles to her name, while Malek has one.
Kirsten Flipkens: "I played really well and really aggressively in the first set. I feel my only advantage in the second set was the break at 5-all – it was a really close match and I was down in a lot of the games I won. It's been a rough year for me. All the emotions come out when you win your first WTA title. I was No.260 in June and now I have my first WTA title. It's hard to imagine right now. This is the best day of my life."
Lucie Hradecka: "Kirsten has a difficult game for me – a lot of slice, a lot of kick on the serve – she played very well. It's tough to lose in a final again, but hopefully I can win my next one.”