PORSCHE TENNIS GRAND PRIX
April 22-28, 2013
Results - Sunday, April 28, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (2) Li Na (CHN) 64 63
Doubles - Final
(WC) Barthel/Lisicki (GER/GER) d. Mattek-Sands/Mirza
(USA/IND) 64 75
- Sharapova wins her 29th WTA title and second of 2013.
- Sharapova becomes the first player to defend the title
in Stuttgart since Davenport in 2005.
win-loss record in WTA finals now stands at 29-20, with
six of her last eight titles coming on clay.
Sharapova extends her clay court winning streak to 16
matches, having won her final two clay court events of
2012, Roland Garros and Rome.
- Sharapova was pushed to three sets in every round en
route to the final, spending around seven and a half
hours on court – over three hours more than Li.
- Sharapova has now won two or more titles for four
- Li falls to 7-10 in WTA finals, and 1-4 in clay court
finals – her sole title coming at Roland Garros in
- Sharapova and Li were meeting for the 14th time;
Sharapova now leads the head-to-head record 9-5, having
won four of their last five encounters.
- Sharapova and Li will remain at No.2 and No.5 when the
new rankings are released.
- Barthel and Lisicki win their first WTA title
together; Lisicki now has two career titles, while
Barthel has one.
- Barthel and Lisicki are the first all-German team to
win the doubles in Stuttgart.
Maria Sharapova: "She was the second seed and she was fresher
than me going into the final, so I knew it would be the
toughest match of the tournament. I really tried to do
the right things from the beginning to the end and not
have a letdown like I did in the other matches – there
were some struggles in those. But I kept giving myself
chances to go to the next round, and I think I really
played my best tennis of the week today."
Na: "You never know what will happen when we play,
it's always 50/50, but today she was the better one. Of
course it's sad when you lose in the final, but looking
back at the whole week, it was the first clay court
tournament of the year for me, so I'm happy to have
reached the final here."