INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
May 20-25, 2013
Results - Saturday, May 25, 2013
(3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d.
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 76(4) 60
(JPN/RSA) d. (3) Black/Erakovic (ZIM/NZL) 64 36 1412
- Cornet wins
her third WTA title and first of 2013; her other two
titles also came on clay, in Budapest in 2008 and in Bad
Gastein last year.
- Cornet's win-loss record in WTA finals now stands at
3-3; all six of these finals have come on clay.
- Cornet, who finished runner-up in 2012, is just the
second French player in the tournament's 27-year history
to lift the title; the other was Rezai in 2009.
- Hradecka, falls to 0-6 in WTA finals, this was her
second final in Strasbourg, having also finished as
runner-up in 2009.
- Cornet and Hradecka will rise to No.27 and No.87
respectively in the new rankings.
- Date-Krumm and Scheepers, who saved two match points
in the match tie-break, win their first WTA title
together; Date-Krumm now has six career titles to her
name, while Scheepers has one.
"It was a very tight first set – we were both serving
very well and we didn't break each other much. In the
tie-break it came down to just one or two points, and
then in the second set it went way faster because
everything she had been putting on the lines in the
beginning started to go out. I feel great right now,
winning this title at home. It's the accomplishment of a
lot of work."
Lucie Hradecka: "In the
first set she wasn't making any mistakes and I came so
close, but from there she started playing even better.
And it was already tough in the first set. I wasn't
thinking about any of my other finals – I was really
trying my best out there. But she's a very, very good
player, and I'm still happy I got five matches this week
going into Roland Garros."