BNP Paribas Open Sunday Women's Tennis Results
Indian Wells, CA, USA
March 6-17, 2013
Results - Sunday,
March 17, 2013
Singles - Final
Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (8) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 62
Final (played Saturday)
(RUS/RUS) d. (3) Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) 60 57 106
- 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.
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
- 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
"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
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."
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."