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January 6-11, 2013
Results - Friday, January 11, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 60 60
Doubles - Final
Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) d. (1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 63 64
- Radwanska wins the 12th title of her career, and the second of 2013 after winning in Auckland last week.
- Radwanska's win-loss record in finals now stands at 12-4, and 9-3 in hardcourt finals.
- Radwanska did not drop a set en route to the title and is yet to drop a set in her nine matches in 2013.
- Radwanska's becomes the first player to win a WTA final 60 60 since Bartoli defeated Puchkova in Québec City in 2006.
- Radwanska improves to 4-0 head-to-head against Cibulkova.
- Cibulkova falls to 2-5 in WTA finals.
- Cibulkova is projected to rise to No.14 in the rankings, while Radwanska will stay at No.4.
- Petrova and Srebotnik win their second WTA title together; Petrova now has 22 career titles to her name, while Srebotnik has 31.
Agnieszka Radwanska: "In the beginning I think she wanted it too much, and maybe she was also a little bit nervous. This is tennis and this is sport, and sometimes things like this happen. But of course I feel bad. It was a final and it's always supposed to be a tight, long match – but instead it was 60 60. She didn't deserve that score, definitely not."
Dominika Cibulkova: "I would like to say there was an injury, but there wasn't – I was feeling fine. Actually I felt I could win every game I lost until 60 10. But when I lost that 1-0 game, I just completely broke down and stopped thinking about what I had to do out there. It wasn't easy, because you want to play your best and you want to win."
Nadia Petrova: "We're very pleased with our first tournament of the year together. We had good off-seasons and it's nice that it's already paying off – we played some decent doubles this week and every match has been in straight sets, which means a lot. Now we have our eyes on the big prize."
gives us a lot of confidence – it was a test to show us where we're at.
a tough draw for our first tournament together since committing to the
partnership for the year, and every match was very, very difficult, but
played well every match. It shows we're in good form."