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New Haven Open at Yale Saturday Tennis Results






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

Final Facts
- Halep wins her first Premier-level title to become New Havenís first Romanian champ.
- 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 this year.
- 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 June.
- 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 Dragomir-Ilie.
- 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.

Final Quotes
Simona Halep:
"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, really nice."

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."

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