June 16-22, 2013
Results - Saturday, June 22, 2013
Singles - Final
(ROU) d. (4) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 64 62
Doubles - Final (played Friday)
Begu/Medina Garrigues (ROU/ESP) d. Cibulkova/Parra
Santonja (SVK/ESP) 46 76(3) 119 (Match TB)
- Halep wins the second title of her career, both of
which have come in 2013; her first came one week ago in
- Halep's win-loss record in finals now stands at 2-3;
prior to 's-Hertogenbosch, all her final appearances had
come on clay.
- Halep dropped just one set, in the first round against
Beck, all week, defeating the No.1 and No.3 seeds, Vinci
and Suárez Navarro, en route to the title.
- Halep is the fifth Romanian to win multiple WTA
titles, after Ruzici (seven), Spirlea (four),
Dragomir-Ilie (four) and Dulgheru (two).
- Halep improves to 3-0 head-to-head against Flipkens.
Flipkens falls to 1-1 in WTA finals; her
sole title came in Québec City in 2012.
- Begu and Medina Garrigues win their first WTA title
together; Begu now has two career titles to her name,
while Medina Garrigues has 20.
- Begu and Medina Garrigues saved a match point in the
final, coming back from 9-8 down in the match tie-break.
"It's incredible, because I played really well on grass
after a week on clay. Today I played well. I was a
little bit nervous at the start but I just tried to
fight for every point. She's playing a very difficult
game for me, slicing a lot, but I played every point and
just kept going, and I won in the end. I'm really happy.
I want to enjoy this evening. It's a special moment for
Kirsten Flipkens: "Simona's in the shape of her life and it looks
like it doesn't even matter to her what surface she's
playing on at the moment – she's a little bit in seventh
heaven for the moment and she played a great match
against me today. I'm still really happy with my week,
though. In the first match I was a set down against
Francesca and came back to win. And I would have been
fine before this week if I knew I would play the