FAMILY CIRCLE CUP
Charleston, SC, USA
April 1-7, 2013
Results - Sunday, April 7, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (9) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 36 60
Doubles - Final
Mladenovic/Safarova (FRA/CZE) d. (1) Hlavackova/Huber
(CZE/USA) 63 76(6)
- Williams wins the 49th title of her career; five more
than any other active player and the 10th most in
- Williams' win-loss record in finals now stands at
48-16 (she won one title due to a walkover), and 6-2 in
clay court finals.
- Williams wins a third Charleston title; only Evert
(eight), Graf (four) and Navratilova (four) have won the
tournament more times.
- Williams, who won the title
on her previous two visits in 2008 and 2012, has now won
15 consecutive matches in Charleston.
- Williams has now won 71 of 75 matches since the start
of last year's clay court season.
- Williams improves to 6-4 head-to-head against
- Jankovic falls to 13-17 in WTA finals and 7-2 in clay
- Williams and Jankovic are projected to remain at No.1
and No.18 respectively when the post-tournament rankings
- Mladenovic and Safarova win the title in their first
WTA doubles event together.
- Mladenovic now has four WTA doubles titles, while
Safarova has two; Safarova's other title also came in
Charleston, with Pavlyuchenkova in 2012.
"I was just trying to be more consistent. I felt so
close in that first set. I felt like I could have been
up 3-0. She was playing really, really well, but it was
just a shot here, a shot there, and she played really
well in the big points. And I had so many opportunities
that I missed. She took advantage of all of that, and
she went on to glory in that first set. After that I
just got really relaxed and was like, 'Serena, you have
to chill out and not get crazy and if you win, great. If
not, you're trying. She's playing really well. Just try
and do the best you can.'"
Jelena Jankovic: "I thought I played pretty well in that first
set – I was holding my serve and then waiting for my
chance to break. In the second set I had 40-15 in that
first game and then again in another couple of games I
had 40-15, 40-0. I should have focused and gotten those
games. Of course she's going to go up and feel much
better and she's again in control. In the third set I
had some chances but I got tired. It was my sixth match
here and playing Serena is not easy. She's so strong.
She's the No.1 player in the world for a reason. She was
the better one at the end."