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October 8-14, 2012
Results – Sunday, October 14, 2012
Singles – Final
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (5) Julia Goerges (GER) 63 64
Doubles – Final
(1) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. (2) Goerges/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE) 63 64
- A week after capturing Beijing, Azarenka wins her 14th career WTA title and sixth this year - tied with Serena Williams for most in 2012.
- Azarenka improves to 4-1 all-time vs. Goerges, with her lone defeat coming by virtue of retirement.
- Azarenka did not lose a set all week and is now 13-0 in matches and 26-0 in sets since the US Open.
- Azarenka extends her WTA lead for most match wins in 2012 to 67.
- Appearing in her first final since Dubai in February, Goerges falls to 2-3 in WTA finals in her career and her record against World No.1s falls to 2-4.
- Goerges rallied from 5-0 to 5-4 in the second set against Azarenka, but was unable to complete the comeback.
- Groenefeld and Peschke win their first WTA doubles title as a duo, with their previous best result being a runner-up showing in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago.
- Linz is Groenefeld’s 12th WTA doubles title and Peschke’s 24th.
Victoria Azarenka: "I'm glad I stayed in the moment. I did the right things at that moment to finish the match and I'm very happy I managed to win today.
“I was coming to Linz for the first time and everywhere you go you try to win, and I'm really happy I could go all the way through this tournament. I'm happy to end the week with such a beautiful trophy and a smile on my face."
Julia Goerges: "Well, it was a tough day, but I saw I had the chance to stay with the No.1 player in the world, and even change the match from 5-0 down. But I got to two finals here, which I've never achieved in one week before, and even though I didn't win, I'm happy with my tournament."
Anna-Lena Groenefeld: "I always love playing here - last year I played with Julia actually, and we got to the finals, and a few years back I won the title. So I always play well here and Kveta and I had a great week this week, too. We just started in Tokyo this year and so far it's been really great. We're going to play next year and for sure we'll try to play the WTA Championships at the end of the year."
Kveta Peschke: "I feel like I'm on the way up again. Anna-Lena and I understand each other very well on and off court, so I'm looking forward to getting another nice experience and really trying to follow it for the next year."