Mutua Madrid Sunday Womens Tennis Results
MUTUA MADRID OPEN
May 4-12, 2013
Results - Sunday, May
Singles - Final
Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 61 64
Doubles - Final (played Saturday)
Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) d. Black/Erakovic
(ZIM/NZL) 62 64
- With her WTA-leading
fourth title this year, Williams becomes the 10th
player with at least 50 career WTA titles and is the
only active one.
- Williams wins her seventh WTA clay
court title, tied for third-most among active players.
- Williams wins her 12th straight match
against Sharapova to improve to 13-2 in their series.
- Williams improves to 28-1 on clay since the start of
last year’s clay court season.
- Madrid is Williams’
first title on red clay since 2002 Roland Garros.
Williams is the first player to successfully defend the
- Williams assures herself of holding
onto the No.1 ranking with the victory.
falls to 2-2 in WTA finals this year and 29-21 for her
- Sharapova’s semifinal victory over Ana
Ivanovic made her the eighth active player with 500
career match wins.
- Sharapova’s semifinal victory
also gave her 21 straight match wins on clay, the best
streak on the surface of any active player.
Pavlyuchenkova and Safarova win their second WTA title
as a duo, their first coming in Charleston last year.
- Pavlyuchenkova now has four WTA doubles titles to her
name, while Safarova has three.
Serena Williams: "It feels good. I don't know how
many more I can win. Like I say every day, 'Who knows if
I'll ever win another title?' I just want to live in the
moment and the dream every chance I get. I feel like
every moment I play - I don't know if it's because of
what I went through - I feel like I'm so fortunate to be
out there and healthy and to have an opportunity to play
a sport and be really good at it."
"This court is
definitely different from last year. It definitely plays
more like Roland Garros, so I think that's a plus. It's
a little slower than it was last year and plays more
like a true clay court. So I think it's great
preparation. It's definitely a good start in the right
direction. I feel good about it."
Sharapova: "Obviously it's tough losing in the final
today, but I think my preparation so far has been
decent, winning a title in Stuttgart and getting to the
final in this tournament for the first time. One more
tune up to go before Roland Garros, and everything seems
to be going well."
"We're so happy - I'm already dancing and singing! It's
amazing. It's really important for us because we were
working so hard together and playing well, and finally
we've won such a big tournament."
Safarova: "It's our second season playing together
and I've always enjoyed playing with Anastasia. We're
also great friends, so it's always a pleasure to play
doubles with each other."