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BNP Paribas Open Sunday Women's Tennis Results




Indian Wells, CA, USA
March 6-17, 2013

Results - Sunday, March 17, 2013
Singles - Final
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (8) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 62 62

Doubles - Final (played Saturday)
(4) Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. (3) Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) 60 57 106 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Sharapova wins her 28th WTA title and first of 2013.
- Sharapova's win-loss record in WTA finals now stands at 28-19, with 19 of these victories coming on hardcourts.
- Sharapova wins her second Indian Wells title, having also won in 2006; she becomes the eighth player to win multiple titles after Navratilova, Fernandez, Graf, Davenport, Hantuchova, Clijsters and Serena Williams.
- Sharapova has now won at least one title for 11 consecutive seasons; only three players (Navratilova, Evert and Graf) have enjoyed longer streaks.
- Sharapova did not drop a set en route to the title, becoming the first player to achieve this feat since Zvonareva in 2009.
- Wozniacki falls to 20-13 in WTA finals, and 15-9 in hardcourt finals.
- Sharapova and Wozniacki were meeting for the seventh time; Sharapova now leads the head-to-head record 5-2, having won the last three encounters.
- Sharapova will rise to No.2 and Wozniacki to No.9 when the new rankings are released on Monday.
- Makarova and Vesnina win their third WTA title together; all of these have come in the past six months and all at Premier-level tournaments.
- Makarova now has four career titles to her name, while Vesnina has nine; three of Vesnina's titles have come at Indian Wells.

Final Quotes
Maria Sharapova:
"The scoreline makes the match look a lot easier than it was it was a tough match, a tough battle, and there were a lot of games that went to deuce and long games. Those games could have easily swung the other way, especially some opportunities she had in the second set. I felt like I was always a foot ahead though, especially with the breaks I served well today, and that helped me."

Caroline Wozniacki:
"She was putting pressure on me from the start. I felt like everything she wanted to do today was going in she was making very few errors, and when she did, it was at times where it didn't really matter. Her first and second serves were pretty much the same speed, she stepped into the returns, and even when she was running, she still came down with some shots that were going very close to the lines. I have to say she just played too well."

Elena Vesnina:
"Even though we lost the second set, it was 4-1 for them, and I'm really glad we didn't just give it away. We were just trying to get back into the match as soon as we could and just kept fighting. When it was over we knew we had the tie-break coming, so we still had a chance to win. We were down there too but in a super tie-break you can win from every score. It can go really fast sometimes. And we're so happy we could do that."

Ekaterina Makarova: "Only with Elena have I had good results in doubles. We won two WTA tournaments last year and did well in the Fed Cup too. We play very well together, obviously. I think it's because we have really good communication, and although we try our best, we don't put pressure on each other."

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