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BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 14-April 20, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results - Sunday, April 20, 2014
Singles - Final
(7) Donna Vekic (CRO) d. (1) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 57 75 76(4)

Doubles - Final
(1) Babos/Chan (HUN/TPE) d. (4) Chan/Zheng (TPE/CHN) 63 64

Final Facts
- Vekic rallies from a 75 54 deficit to win her first WTA title, having lost her two previous finals at Tashkent in 2012 and Birmingham in 2013.
- Vekicís defeat of World No.10 Cibulkova was her first Top 10 win and first Top 20 win.
- At 17 years, 10 months and 23 days, Vekic is the youngest player to win a WTA title since Vania King won Bangkok in 2006 at 17 years, 8 months and 12 days.
- Cibulkova falls to 4-7 in WTA finals and 1-2 this year, having won Acapulco and been runner-up at the Australian Open and now Kuala Lumpur.
- Cibulkova still has a WTA-leading 24 match wins in 2014.
- Babos and Chan win their first WTA title as a duo in their first event together. It is Babosí seventh WTA doubles title and Chanís third.
- The doubles final was Chan Hao-Chingís first professional singles or doubles match against her older sister, Chan Yung-Jan.

Final Quotes
Donna Vekic:
"It was a very tough match. She played very well throughout the whole match. I was up 5-1 in the third set and she came back out playing insane - so I'm happy I was able to get through in the end."

Dominika Cibulkova: "She played really well today. In the second set I was really close to winning, but she played really well, really strong, and it was just about a few balls out there, really."

Timea Babos: "To play together for the first time and get a victory is a really good start. We will definitely try to play again together, and I hope we have a good future."

Chan Hao-Ching: "It was our first time playing each other on tour. We still slept in the same room yesterday. We talked about the match and said on court we would be opponents but after the match we would still be sisters."




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