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SONY OPEN TENNIS
Miami, FL, USA
March 19-31, 2013
$5,185,625/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results - Sunday, March 31, 2013
Doubles - Final
(3) Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) d. (WC) Raymond/Robson (USA/GBR) 61 76(2)

Final Facts
- Petrova and Srebotnik win their third WTA title together, having also won in Sydney this year and in Moscow in 2008.
- Petrova was competing in the Miami final for the fourth successive year and fifth time overall; she was runner up in 2011 (w/Huber) and 2010 (w/Stosur) and won the title in 2012 (w/Kirilenko) and 2004 (w/Shaughnessy).
- Srebotnik is also now a multiple winner in Miami, having also triumphed in 2008 (w/Sugiyama).
- Petrova now has 23 career titles to her name, while Srebotnik has 32.
- Raymond and Robson were playing their first tournament together; they defeated three seeds en route to the final, including No.1 seeds Errani and Vinci.
- Robson, the World No.278, is the lowest-ranked player ever to reach the Miami final.
- Petrova will stay at No.3 in the doubles rankings, while Srebotnik is projected to rise to No.9; Raymond and Robson are projected to break into the Top 10 and Top 100 respectively.

Final Quotes
Nadia Petrova:
"In the first set we were very focused. We tried to be dominant and that worked. We broke them a couple of times. It was important for us to start strong. In the second set there were a few deciding points that could have gone either way and we were a bit unlucky there, but we were strong in the tie-breaker. It was very important for us not to let it get to the super tie-breaker."

Katarina Srebotnik: "We're really pleased with our performance throughout the whole year so far. We started off winning Sydney, then apart from losing against the Williams sisters in the Australian Open, every tournament we've played we've made it at least to the final. After three runner-ups we knew sooner or later we'd win again, but even if we didn't win today we'd be really happy with the final. We appreciate making finals, we know how tough it is to make it this far. But winning today is great."



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