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Qatar Total Open Sunday Tennis Results




Doha, Qatar
February 11-17, 2013

Results - Sunday, February 17, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (2) Serena Williams (USA) 76(6) 26 63

Doubles - Final
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (2) Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) 26 63 106 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Azarenka improves to 16-11 in WTA finals, with two of those titles coming this year - at the Australian Open and Doha.
- Azarenka successfully defends a title for the second time, having also done so at this year’s Australian Open.
- Azarenka snaps a nine-match losing streak against Williams, improving to 2-11 in their series.
- A year after starting the season 26-0, Azarenka is off to a 15-0 start in 2013.
- Both players finished with three more winners than errors, 30 to 27 for Azarenka and 51 to 48 for Williams.
- In the history of WTA match-ups featuring World No.1 vs. No.2, No.1 players are now 70-39.
- Williams falls to 47-16 in WTA finals.
- Williams falls to 16-12 against World No.1s.
- Williams falls to 60-4 since the start of the 2012 clay court season.
- Despite the loss, Williams will start her sixth stint as World No.1 on the new rankings, making the 31-year-old the oldest No.1 in WTA history.
- Errani and Vinci win their third straight match via a match tie-break to capture their third consecutive title on the heels of triumphs at the Australian Open and Paris [Indoors].
- Errani and Vinci now have 16 WTA titles as a duo and each have 19 WTA doubles titles as individuals.

Final Quotes
Victoria Azarenka:
"I played really well this entire week. It's never easy to play five matches every day with the best players in the world - but I'm glad I was really consistent this week and achieved my goal."

Serena Williams: "I always respect Victoria. I think she's a really good player. Obviously she's so consistent and she plays well. She's such a solid player. It's nice to always play someone and go home and you're like, 'Okay, I didn't do great, but let me work harder.' I think that she inspires a lot of people to work harder, and definitely me."

Sara Errani: "In the first set we didn't start so well, but then from the second set we started to play much more aggressive, going to the net more and trying to put more pressure on them. After doing so well in the second set it was a bit strange to be down 4-0 in the super tie-break, but we started playing well again and are happy with the result."

Roberta Vinci:
"It's another tournament and another victory, and we're so happy we could play another good week. It was a tough week, though - three of our matches went to super tie-breaks - and today we started so slow, but they played a really good first set and we knew we just had to start being more aggressive and focused. It wasn't an easy match, but we just played better at the end of it."

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