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ASB CLASSIC
Auckland, New Zealand
December 30, 2013 - January 4, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Singles - Final
(2) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Venus Williams (USA) 62 57 64

Doubles - Final
Fichman/Sanchez (CAN/USA) d. (3) Hradecka/Krajicek (CZE/NED) 26 60 104 (Match TB)

Final Facts
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Ivanovic wins the 12th title of her career and first since Bali in 2011.
- Ivanovic's win-loss record in finals now stands at 12-5, and 10-3 in hardcourt finals.
- Ivanovic did not drop a set en route to the final and held a match point at 5-3 in the second set against Williams.
- Ivanovic reduces her head-to-head deficit against Williams to 8-2; her only other victory came almost six years ago, in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
- Williams falls to 44-28 in WTA finals.
- Ivanovic and Williams are projected to rise to No.14 and No.38 respectively in the new rankings.
- Fichman and Sanchez win their first WTA title together; it was also the first WTA title in either singles or doubles for both players.

Final Quotes
Ana Ivanovic:
"It's amazing. Coming into this week I didn't really have any expectations. I didn't even think about making the finals or winning it. I just tried my best, and I felt very comfortable here. Today was a great match. Venus is always very tough she's a great champion and showed that again today. I'm just happy that after losing that second set I managed to stay calm and close it out."

Venus Williams:
"Today for me it was all about fighting, because I didn't feel I was playing my best. I fought as hard as I could no matter what the score was, but I just ran into a better player today."

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