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FAMILY CIRCLE CUP
Charleston, SC, USA
April 1-7, 2013
$795,707/Premier
Green Clay/Outdoors

Results - Sunday, April 7, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (9) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 36 60 62

Doubles - Final
Mladenovic/Safarova (FRA/CZE) d. (1) Hlavackova/Huber (CZE/USA) 63 76(6)

Final Facts

- Williams wins the 49th title of her career; five more than any other active player and the 10th most in history.

- 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.

- Jankovic falls to 13-17 in WTA finals and 7-2 in clay court finals.

- Williams and Jankovic are projected to remain at No.1 and No.18 respectively when the post-tournament rankings are released.

- 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.

 

Final Quotes

Serena Williams: "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."



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