Qatar Total Open Sunday Tennis Results
QATAR TOTAL OPEN
February 11-17, 2013
- Sunday, February 17, 2013
Singles - Final
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)
- Azarenka improves to 16-11 in
WTA finals, with two of those titles coming this year
- at the Australian Open and
- Azarenka successfully defends a title for the
second time, having also done so at this year’s
- Azarenka snaps a nine-match losing
streak against Williams, improving to 2-11 in their
- A year after starting the season 26-0,
Azarenka is off to a 15-0 start in 2013.
players finished with three more winners than errors, 30
to 27 for Azarenka and 51 to 48 for Williams.
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.
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.
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
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
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."