NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE
New Haven, CT, USA
August 18-24, 2013
Results - Saturday,
August 24, 2013
Singles - Final
Simona Halep (ROU) d. (3) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 62 62
Doubles - Final
(3) Mirza/Zheng (IND/CHN) d. (2) Medina
Garrigues/Srebotnik (ESP/SLO) 63 64
- Halep wins her
first Premier-level title to become New Havenís first
- All four of Halepís WTA titles have
come this year, putting her in second place for most WTA
titles in 2013 behind Serena Williams.
- Halep is the
only player to win a WTA title on all three surfaces
- Halepís win over Kvitova was her fifth
career Top 10 win, with her fourth having come the day
before in the semifinals against Caroline Wozniacki.
- Halep has won 25 of her past 28 matches dating back to
- Halep will become the fourth Romanian to ever
crack the Top 20 on the new rankings, previously
achieved by Virginia Ruzici, Irina Spirlea and Ruxandra
- Kvitova falls to 10-4 in WTA finals.
- Mirza and Zheng win their first WTA title as a duo.
- Mirza now has 17 WTA doubles to her name, and Zheng
has 15. Each had already won New Haven once previously.
"It was my dream to get into the Top 20. Now it's
real. I'm really happy that I played such good tennis
today. She also played great tennis. I have to enjoy
this moment. It's unbelievable for me. I feel really,
Petra Kvitova: "I will try
to take the positive things from this tournament because
I had some great matches. I played very well yesterday
and in the third set against Pavlyuchenkova. I have to
think positive because the next tournament is coming."
Sania Mirza: "We didn't start the tournament
too well, winning a couple of what you might call ugly
matches. But we kept getting better with each match. It
was great to play our best match in the final."
Zheng Jie: "I think this is a good start and
gives us big confidence for the US Open. We are looking
forward to playing together as long as possible."