XXVI ITALIACOM OPEN
July 8-14, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Singles - Final
(2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d.
(1/WC) Sara Errani (ITA) 63 36 63
Final (played Saturday)
(FRA/POL) d. Pliskova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 61 57 108
- Vinci wins the
ninth WTA title of her career and her second of 2013,
having also won on the indoor clay of Katowice in April.
- Vinci's win-loss record in finals now stands at 9-1,
and 6-1 in clay court finals; her other titles on the
surface came in Bogotá (2007), Barcelona (2009, 2011),
Budapest (2011) and Katowice (2013).
- Vinci became
the third Italian to lift the title, following Errani
(2008, 2012) and Pennetta (2009).
- Vinci and Errani
were meeting for the eighth time; Errani, who had won
their previous five matches, now leads the head-to-head
- Errani falls to 7-7 in WTA finals, and
6-3 in clay court finals.
- Mladenovic and Piter win
their first doubles title together; Mladenovic now has
six WTA doubles titles to her name, while Piter has one.
Roberta Vinci: "I
played so well today. I played very well in the first
set, but Sara started to play much better in the second
set. Starting the third set I was 4-0 up and had a lot
of chances for 5-0 but lost the game and started to get
a little bit nervous, but at the end I won, so I'm
really happy. I played an unbelievable match today. I
knew I had to – Sara is an unbelievable player. I live
here and practice here at this club, so winning here is
fantastic for me. I really didn't expect to win this
tournament, especially with Sara in the final, but I
Sara Errani: "My opponent
was just too good for me today. I tried to play my best
but Roberta was exceptional. I hope that the crowd
enjoyed the match, because Roberta, myself and all the
Italian players really love the tournament always try
and put on a good show. I hope we can continue to come
back here for many years to come."