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Tokyo, Japan

September 22-28, 2013


Results - Saturday,
September 28, 2013

Singles - Final

Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 62 06

Doubles - Final

Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Chan/Huber (TPE/USA) 46 60 119
(Match TB)

Final Facts

- Kvitova wins her 11th WTA title and second
of the season, having also won Dubai in February.
Kvitova improves to 11-4 in WTA finals.
- Kvitova is
projected to climb back into the Top 10 on the new
rankings, from No.11 to No.7.
- Kerber falls to 2-5
in WTA finals.
- This was the first-all lefty WTA
final since Québec City in 2009 and the first at the
Premier level or greater since Paris [Indoors] in 1993.

- Black and Mirza save two match points in the match
tie-break against Chan and Huber to win the doubles
title in their first outing together.
- Black now has
56 WTA doubles titles and Mirza has 18, with four of
those having come in 2013.

Final Quotes

Petra Kvitova: "I'm very happy I could win this
final today. For me the whole tournament was great - I
felt good all week on the court. I really enjoyed my
week here and it's even better to come away with the

Angelique Kerber: "Petra was
playing very well in the first set - in the second set I
started to play my game, and I tried to do the same
thing in the third set, but she started playing tougher
again and moved better. I was trying to give my best but
she was better at the end, so all credit to her."

Cara Black: "In the first set, especially
from my side, we made a lot of unforced errors. We were
trying to do too much at times when we didn't really
need to. In the second set we were a little more calm
and clearer thinking, putting more balls back in the
court and had a little bit of strategy going."

Sania Mirza: "We teamed up together knowing yes,
we can be a very good team. Obviously the first time you
play you don't expect to win - you try, but you don't
expect it - but we're happy we could come through and
win such a big tournament, and winning such a tight
match in the finals was great too."

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