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Internationaux de Strasbourg Saturday Tennis Results





Strasbourg, France
May 20-25, 2013
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Saturday, May 25, 2013
Singles - Final
(3) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 76(4) 60

Doubles - Final
(4) Date-Krumm/Scheepers (JPN/RSA) d. (3) Black/Erakovic (ZIM/NZL) 64 36 1412 (Match TB)

Final Facts

- 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.


Final Quotes

Alizé Cornet: "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."

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