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Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Sunday Tennis Results






Stuttgart, Germany
April 21-27, 2014

Results - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Singles - Final
(6) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (9) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 36 64 61

Doubles - Final
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (2) Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) 62 63

Final Facts
- 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 last year.
- 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.
- Sharapova 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 players.
- Sharapova rallies from a 61 31 lead against Ivanovic in beating the Serb for the seventh straight time.
- Ivanovic falls to 13-6 in WTA finals.
- 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.

Final Quotes
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."

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