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Topshelf Open Saturday Women's Tennis Results






's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

June 16-22, 2013

Results - Saturday, June 22, 2013
Singles - Final

Simona Halep (ROU) d. (4) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 64 62

Doubles - Final (played Friday)
(2) Begu/Medina Garrigues (ROU/ESP) d. Cibulkova/Parra Santonja (SVK/ESP) 46 76(3) 119 (Match TB)

Final Facts

- Halep wins the second title of her career, both of which have come in 2013; her first came one week ago in Nürnberg.

- 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.


Final Quotes

Simona Halep: "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 me."


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 finals."

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