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NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP
Nürnberg, Germany
June 10-15, 2013
$235,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Saturday, June 15, 2013
Singles - Final
(7) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (WC) Andrea Petkovic (GER) 63 63

Doubles - Final
Olaru/Solovyeva (ROU/RUS) d. (1) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) 26 76(3) 119

Final Facts
- Halep wins her first WTA title.
- All four of Halep’s WTA finals have occurred on red clay.
- Halep faced eight break points in the final, but was never broken.
- Halep is the eighth Romanian WTA titlist after Virginia Ruzici, Irina Spirlea, Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie, Sorana Cirstea, Alexandra Dulgheru, Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu.
- Petkovic was appearing in her first WTA final since Beijing in 2011.
- Petkovic is projected to return to the Top 100 for the first time since October.
- Appearing in their second WTA final as a duo, Olaru and Solovyeva save three match points in the final en route to their first WTA title.

Final Quotes
Halep:
"This is a very nice win for me, and this is a very nice tournament - I'll never forget this. Andrea beat me in Romania a few years ago and I'm happy I could win against her here today. She played great and the atmosphere was great. It's an unbelievable feeling to win my first WTA title."

Petkovic: "There are definitely more positives than negatives. The good thing is Simona made it a little easier for me to get over the loss because she played such an incredible match. She played an almost perfect match, especially after she found her rhythm in the middle of the first set. I wasn't playing my best tennis, but even if I was playing my best tennis, it would be a very, very tough call."

Solovyeva: "It was definitely the match of my life. To play such great opponents for your first title together is a big opportunity and we gave it our all, and it worked out. We're really happy."

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