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Western & Southern Sunday Women's Tennis Results






Cincinnati, OH, USA
August 12-18, 2013

Results - Sunday, August 18, 2013
Singles - Final
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (1) Serena Williams (USA) 26 62 76(6)

Doubles - Final
(3) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. (6) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) 26 63 1210 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Azarenka wins her 17th WTA title, with 16 of those coming on hardcourts and three coming this year.
- Azarenka improved to 3-12 in her series with Williams, albeit 3-3 in finals.
- Azarenka wins her second match against a reigning World No.1, her first one having also been over Williams at Miami in 2009.
- This was the fifth time the World No.1 and World No.2 faced off this year, with this being the first win by a World No.2.
- Williams will spend her 150th week as World No.1 next week, a feat only five other players have achieved.
- Despite the loss, Williams still clinches a first place finish in the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
- Hsieh and Peng win their seventh WTA title as a duo and third this year, while improving to 7-0 in WTA finals.
- Hsieh and Peng extend their winning streak to 10 matches.

Final Quotes
Victoria Azarenka
: "Obviously a big win. It was a great match. I'm really, really pleased with the way I pulled it out. It was a great battle. Nothing was given away. It was pure fight. I'm really happy."

Serena Williams: "We go against each other really tough. I think it's a good rivalry. I'm No.1. She's No.2. So we have a rivalry that consists of meeting in the final, which makes it even more exciting."

Peng Shuai: "They started playing well in the first set and it put a lot of pressure on us. Also, it was our first time playing them together as a team, so we also didn't know how to play them a little bit. We called our coach at the start of the second set and from there we just tried to fight, and we're really happy we could come back and win the second set and of course win the match in the end, as well."

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