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BNP Paribas Katowice Open Sunday Tennis Results






Katowice, Poland
April 7-April 13, 2014

Results - Sunday, April 13, 2014
Singles - Final
(4/WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Camila Giorgi (ITA) 76(3) 57 75 (saved 1mp)

Doubles - Final
Beygelzimer/Savchuk (UKR/UKR) d. (1) Koukalova/Niculescu (CZE/ROU) 64 57 107 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Cornet wins her fourth WTA title, having also captured Budapest in 2008, Bad Gastein in 2012 and Strasbourg in 2013.
- Having survived a match point against Giorgi at 5-4 in the third set, Cornet becomes the second player this year to overcome a match point en route to a WTA title after Li Na at the Australian Open.
- The three-hour, 11-minute match is the fifth-longest match of the year and the longest WTA final since the three-hour, 12-minute Osaka final in October 2012.
- Giorgi was contesting her first WTA final, having never been to a quarterfinal prior to this week.
- Giorgi beat two Top 20 players this week, the second time she accomplished this feat after Wimbledon in 2012.
- This was Beygelzimer and Savchuk’s first WTA doubles title as a duo, with Beygelzimer now having three as an individual and Savchuk two.
- Beygelzimer and Savchuk survived three match points in their semifinal win over Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Raluca Olaru.

Final Quotes
Alizé Cornet:
"What a match. It was definitely a huge fight, which is what I expected, and I had to save a match point to win the title, so it feels very special. I gave everything I had. I'm so happy I could win here at this beautiful tournament in Katowice."

Yuliya Beygelzimer:
"I think we played against very good opponents today. This gives us a bit of confidence for the future, knowing we can beat players like this. And of course, it's a great feeling to win the final. We're very happy."

Olga Savchuk:
"We have played together a few times and had won an ITF title, but never a WTA one. We're really happy to end the week like this, especially after yesterday's crazy match."

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