May 20-25, 2013
Results - Saturday, May 25, 2013
Singles - Final
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. (8) Peng Shuai (CHN) 62 75
Singles - Semifinals
Shuai (CHN) d. Romina Oprandi (SUI) 64 26 64
Kanepi (EST) d. Jamie Hampton (USA) 76(6) 64
Doubles - Final
(2) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. Dabrowski/Peer
(CAN/ISR) 60 63
- Kanepi wins her fourth
WTA title and first of 2013.
- Kanepi's win-loss
record in WTA finals now stands at 4-4; three of her
four titles have come on clay.
- Kanepi won two
matches on both Friday and Saturday after rain caused a
backlog in the schedule.
- Kanepi is the first
unseeded player to win in the tournament's three-year
history; the previous two champions, Wozniacki and
Radwanska, were top seeds.
- Peng falls to 0-5 in WTA
finals; this was her second final in Brussels, having
also finished as runner-up in 2011.
- Kanepi and Peng
will rise to No.26 and No.23 respectively in the new
- Groenefeld and Peschke win their second
WTA title together; Groenefeld now has 13 career titles
to her name, while Peschke has 25.
Kaia Kanepi: "It was a difficult second
set where I had match point in many games but just
couldn't finish it. I was playing really well until 62
52, but I've had problems like this before. I just kept
trying to pump myself up and not get too negative about
losing the situations I had earlier."
Shuai: "Kaia played really well – heavy shots and
big serves. I tried my best but it was just really hard
against her. I thought I could come back at 5-all but
she broke me again and held serve. I'm happy I made it
to the final again here though. It was a really good
week for me."