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BNP Paribas Open Sunday Women's Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

BNP PARIBAS OPEN
Indian Wells, CA, USA
March 5-16, 2014
$5,946,740/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results - Sunday, March 16, 2014
Singles - Final
(20) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. (2) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 62 61

Doubles - Final (played Saturday)
(1) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. (5) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) 76(5) 62

Final Facts
- Pennetta wins her 10th WTA title and first since 2010.
- Pennetta's win-loss record in WTA finals now stands at 10-13, with three of these victories coming on hardcourts.
- Pennetta wins the first Premier Mandatory title of her career; her biggest title before this came in at the Premier-level Los Angeles in 2009.
- Pennetta is the lowest-ranked player to lift the title since World No.133 Clijsters in 2005; she is the fourth player outside the Top 20, after S.Williams (1999), Hantuchova (2002) and Clijsters, to triumph.  
- Pennetta was taken to three sets three times en route to the title, against Townsend, Stosur and Stephens.
- Radwanska falls to 13-6 in WTA finals, and 10-5 in hardcourt finals.
- Pennetta and Radwanska were meeting for the seventh time; Pennetta, who also won earlier this year in Dubai, now trails the head-to-head record 4-3.
- Pennetta will rise to No.12 while Radwanska will stay at No.3 when the new rankings are released.

- Hsieh and Peng win their 11th WTA title together and second of 2014; Hsieh now has 16 career titles to her name, while Peng has 15.

- Hsieh and Peng maintain their unbeaten record in WTA finals, which began in Bali in 2008.

Final Quotes
Flavia Pennetta:
"I'm happy. Really happy. I think I need a few days to realize this. Right now I'm too calm, I think. I called my dad, and he couldn't breathe. I told him, 'Papa, breathe!' After so many years and so much work and everything, this is the moment I was waiting for. And it comes when you least expect it. In the beginning of the tournament I never expected to be the champion, or even be in the final or semifinal. I was just here trying to play my best tennis. For me, this is something I was waiting for a long time."

Agnieszka Radwanska: "I really tried everything I could to push myself and play 100% today, because this is the final, but unfortunately I was in too much pain. It's just the worst thing for a player to not be able to give 100% in the final of a big event. It was still a good two weeks for me. My first final here, a big event, and still a good result."


Peng Shuai:
"Every time we just try to fight every point. Like today, first set we were down, it was really windy, and they're a really good doubles team. Cara Black has lots of experience in doubles, especially, and they were giving us a lot of pressure. So we're happy we won."

Hsieh Su-Wei: "We've known each other a very long time. Sometimes we don't practice together like at Wimbledon we never practiced together but every time we go on court together, we try every point. If she misses a shot, I give her support. When I miss, she supports me. It's very important in doubles. When we get into a final, we don't think, we just try every point. This is the key for us."

 

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