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Monterrey Open Sunday Tennis Results






Monterrey, México
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

Final Facts

- 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, Niculescu.
- Pavlyuchenkova now holds a 15-0 win-loss record at the tournament.

- Pavlyuchenkova improves to 2-0 head-to-head against Kerber.

- Kerber falls to 2-4 in WTA finals, and 2-2 in hardcourt finals.
- 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.


Final Quotes

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: "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."

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