Québec City, Canada
Results - Sunday,
September 15, 2013
Singles - Final
(3/WC) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (6) Marina Erakovic (NZL)
Doubles - Final
(2) Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. (1)
Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 64 63
- Safarova wins her fifth WTA
title and first since Forest Hills in August 2008.
- Safarova is the second Czech to win
after Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in 2011.
Safarova is the second lefty WTA titlist in 2013 after
Petra Kvitova in Dubai.
- Erakovic falls to 1-3 in
WTA finals, having also been runner-up here in 2011.
- Erakovic climbs to No.55 on the new rankings, her
highest ranking in exactly a year.
- Kudryavtseva and
Rodionova win their second WTA doubles title as a duo.
It is Kudryavtseva’s fifth WTA doubles title and
Safarova: "It was just about a few points today, but
I was more consistent with my game and more aggressive,
and I think that's why I won. My strategy was to try to
go to her backhand side and just try to use my lefty
shots as well as I could. I was a little bit nervous at
the end because it was so long since my last WTA title -
I really wanted to win the title today - so it's great I
was able to do that."
Marina Erakovic: "I
really tried hard to get things right, but Lucie made it
very difficult for me today. She played solid and didn't
let up her lead at all. And I was struggling to find my
rhythm with her lefty serve and in the rallies - so I
just have to take my hat off to her and move on now."
Anastasia Rodionova: "We've been working a
lot over the last few years to play more as a team, and
less as individuals, and we really complemented each
other well here in Québec. We really understand each