April 1-7, 2013
Results - Sunday, April 7, 2013
Singles - Final
(5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (1) Angelique Kerber
(GER) 46 62 64
Doubles - Final
(1) Babos/Date-Krumm (HUN/JPN) d. (3) Birnerova/Tanasugarn
(CZE/THA) 61 64
- Pavlyuchenkova wins the fourth title of her career and
third in Monterrey, where she also triumphed in 2010 and
2011; her other title came in Istanbul in 2010.
- Pavlyuchenkova's win-loss record in finals now stands
at 4-2, with all six coming on hardcourts.
- Pavlyuchenkova won her first three matches en route to
the title in straight sets, but came from a set down
against both Kerber and her semifinal opponent,
- Pavlyuchenkova now holds a 15-0 win-loss
record at the tournament.
- Pavlyuchenkova improves to 2-0 head-to-head against
- Kerber falls to 2-4 in WTA finals, and 2-2 in
- Pavlyuchenkova will rise to
No.20, while Kerber will remain at No.6 when the
post-tournament rankings are released.
- Babos and Date-Krumm win their first WTA title
together; Babos now has three career titles to her name,
while Date-Krumm has five.
"She's so good, she was there every point. I knew I had
to change things so I just fought hard and managed to
stay calm and find my good game in the second set. It
was amazing to beat a player like her, a Top 10 player.
I beat her the other time we played, but that was in the
quarterfinals, and it's even tougher and even more
special to do it in a final. I left it all on the court
and I'm so happy it paid off."
Angelique Kerber: "Anastasia was playing very well today. I
started well, but she came back in the second set and
was hitting the ball so well. I was just trying to fight
as much as I could until the last point, even when I was
5-0 down third set. She was just hitting the ball better
at the most important moments."