Tennis News
The Official Tennis Newswire

Portugal Open Saturday Women's Tennis Results





Oeiras, Portugal
April 29-May 4, 2013
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Saturday, May 4, 2013
Singles - Final
(3) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 75 62

Doubles - Final
(2) Chan/Mladenovic (TPE/FRA) d. (4) Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) 76(3) 62

Final Facts

- Pavlyuchenkova wins the fifth title of her career and the second of 2013, having also won in Monterrey.

- Pavlyuchenkova's win-loss record in finals now stands at 5-2; prior to Oeiras, all her final appearances had come on hardcourts. .

- Pavlyuchenkova was 6-5 down in her quarterfinal with Vesnina, before breaking serve to force a tie-break, which she won 7-3.

- Pavlyuchenkova is the second Russian to win in Oeiras, after Kirilenko in 2008.

- Pavlyuchenkova improves to 5-0 head-to-head against Suárez Navarro.

- Suárez Navarro falls to 0-5 in WTA finals, with all five finals coming on clay; she was also runner-up in Oeiras in 2012.
- Pavlyuchenkova and Suárez Navarro will remain at No.19 and No.23 respectively when the post-tournament rankings are released.

- Chan and Mladenovic win their first WTA title together; Chan now has two career titles to her name, while Mladenovic has five.


Final Quotes

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: "I definitely had a slow start – I was a little bit disappointed about that, it was the third match this week I started like that. Also, Carla was playing really well – it wasn't easy to play my game because she was holding me back on the baseline, putting a lot of spin on the ball and moving me around. But I just tried to start playing point by point, fighting every point. It wasn't easy, but I just tried to dig deep and fight and that really helped me in the end."


Carla Suárez Navarro: "Today I had chances to win the first set but Nastia was playing so well at those moments, and then she played really, really well in the second set. She just kept getting better as the match went on and deserved to win today. But it was a really good week for me – I'm very happy I was able to make another final here."


Copyright © 2013 Daily Tennis News Wire. All rights reserved.