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Bell Challenge Sunday Tennis Results





Québec City, Canada
September 9-15, 2013

Results - Sunday, September 15, 2013
Singles - Final
(3/WC) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) 64 63

Doubles - Final
(2) Kudryavtseva/Rodionova (RUS/AUS) d. (1) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 64 63

Final Facts
- Safarova wins her fifth WTA title and first since Forest Hills in August 2008.
- Safarova is the second Czech to win Québec City 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 Rodionova’s sixth.

Final Quotes
Lucie 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 other now."

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