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China Open Sunday Women's Tennis Results






Beijing, China
September 28-October 6, 2013

Results - Sunday, October 6, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (8) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 62 62

Doubles - Final (played Saturday)
(8) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Dushevina/Parra Santonja (RUS/ESP) 62 62

Final Facts
- Williams becomes the first player with 10 WTA titles in a season since Justine Henin won 10 in 2007.
- With her 56th WTA title, Williams breaks a tie with Virginia Wade and Lindsay Davenport for seventh place on the Open Era WTA title leaders list.
- Williamsí 73rd match win of the year gives her the most match wins in a season of any player since 2003.
- Williamsí 12 WTA finals reached in 2013 is the most since Kim Clijsters made 15 WTA finals in 2003.
- Having also won Beijing in 2004, Williams becomes the eventís second two-time champion after Svetlana Kuznetsova.
- Williams improves to 7-4 against Jankovic and 4-0 in finals.
- Jankovic becomes the 15th player in WTA history to surpass $15 million in career prize money.
- Jankovic is projected to return to the Top 10 at No.8 on the new rankings, her highest ranking since May 2011.
- Black and Mirza improve to 9-0 as a duo, having first teamed up last week in Tokyo, where they also were victorious.
- Black wins her third WTA doubles title of the season and 57th of her career, 13th-most of the Open Era.
- Mirza wins her WTA-leading fifth doubles title of the season and 19th of her career.

Final Quotes
Serena Williams:
"I'm really excited - I didn't think I'd win this tournament starting out, so I'm really happy to be here holding the trophy. Congratulations to Jelena for such a great tournament as well."

Jelena Jankovic: "I had a great week playing in this beautiful venue. I always enjoy coming back here to the China Open - it's a pleasure for me to play in front of you all in the finals again. Serena was just too good today, and big congratulations to her."

Cara Black: "We couldn't have asked for a better start. We'll be playing together next year, so this is a pretty good start for that. We're looking forward to giving it a shot and playing the whole year."

Sania Mirza: "We only started playing together last week - we try to win, of course, but we never expected to win, especially since we started at two of the biggest tournaments. To play so well with a new partner and to win two titles on the trot, it doesn't happen every day - it's tough to top this one."

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