PORSCHE TENNIS GRAND PRIX
April 21-27, 2014
Results - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Singles - Final
(6) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (9) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 36
Doubles - Final
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (2) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND)
- Sharapova becomes the
17th player with at least 30 WTA titles and
just the third active one after Serena Williams and
Venus Williams. It is her first title since she won here
- Sharapova becomes the first player to
win three straight titles at this event since Martina
Navratilova from 1986-1988 and wins a tournament three
times for the first time in her career.
improves to 13-0 in Stuttgart.
- With her eighth WTA
clay court title, Sharapova now trails just Anabel
Medina Garrigues (10), Serena Williams (10) and Venus
Williams (9) for most WTA clay court titles among active
- Sharapova rallies from a 61 31 lead
against Ivanovic in beating the Serb for the seventh
- Ivanovic falls to 13-6 in WTA
- With 23 wins, Ivanovic remains one win
behind Dominika Cibulkova and Agnieszka Radwanska for
most WTA match wins in 2014.
- Errani and Vinci do
not lose more than three games in a set all week en
route to winning their first WTA doubles title since the
Australian Open and their first clay court title since
the 2012 French Open.
- Errani and Vinci now have 18 WTA
doubles titles as a duo and 21 each as individuals.
Maria Sharapova: "For the
first half of the match I thought it might not be my day
today, but somehow I turned it around. I had quite a
slow beginning to the year, but me and my team have been
working hard to get in the position to win titles again,
and I'm so happy to be able to do it in Stuttgart."
Ana Ivanovic: "From the first moment it was
always a close match. It was always a few close balls to
decide each game, and it went on the whole match. In the
second set she definitely went for those big shots,
though, and she made some amazing points. She's just a
great player, and that's what happens when you play
against great players in big matches like this. You need
to use your opportunities."