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Hobart International Saturday Tennis Results





Hobart, Australia
January 5-11, 2014

Results - Saturday, January 11, 2014
Singles - Final
(Q) Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. (7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 64 60

Doubles - Final
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. (2) Raymond/Zhang (USA/CHN) 62 67(5) 108 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Muguruza wins the first WTA title of her career in her maiden final.
- Muguruza's previous best performance was a semifinal run last year in 's-Hertogenbosch.

- Muguruza becomes the second qualifier to win a title in 2014, after Pironkova triumphed in Sydney on Friday.
- Muguruza levels her head-to-head with Zakopalova at 1-1.
- Muguruza won her three qualifying and five main draw matches in straight sets; Gajdosova (2011), Daniilidou (2008) and Monami (1997) are the only other players to win the title without dropping a set in the tournament's 21-year history.
- Zakopalova falls to 2-11 in WTA finals, and 1-3 in hardcourt finals.
- Muguruza will rise to a career-high No.38 in the new rankings; Zakopalova will be No.32.

- Niculescu and Zakopalova win their second WTA doubles title together ; Niculescu and Zakopalova both now have four WTA doubles titles to her names.


Final Quotes
"I didn't expect to win a lot of matches in the second tournament of the year, but I knew that I'd just worked so hard before. When I was at home I was thinking to myself, 'If I go to the tournament I'm going to fight so much,' and that's what I did. I was like a big bull out there."


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