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Mutua Madrid Open Sunday Women's Tennis Results






Madrid, Spain
May 3-11, 2014


Results - Sunday, May 11, 2014
Singles - Final
(8) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (4) Simona Halep (ROU) 16 62 63

Doubles - Final (played Saturday)
(2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (WC) Muguruza/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) 64 63

Final Facts

- Sharapova wins her 31st WTA title and second of 2014.
- Sharapova's win-loss record in WTA finals now stands at 31-22; nine of these titles have come on clay and she now trails just Medina Garrigues (10) and S.Williams (10) for most titles among active players on the surface.
- Sharapova extends her clay court winning streak to 11 matches, having also won her first clay court event of the season, in Stuttgart.

- Sharapova has now won 46 of her last 49 matches on clay, with all three of these defeats coming to S.Williams.

- Sharapova was pushed to three sets three times en route to the title, spending over 10 and a half hours on court.

- Sharapova has now won two or more titles for five consecutive seasons.

- Halep falls to 7-4 in WTA finals, and 2-4 in clay court finals.

- Sharapova and Halep were meeting for the third time; Sharapova now leads the head-to-head record 3-0.

- Sharapova will rise to No.7 in the new rankings, while Halep will remain at No.5; on the Road to Singapore leaderboard, Sharapova rises to No.2, with Halep staying at No.5.

- Errani and Vinci win their 19th WTA title together and second in Madrid, having also won in 2012; individually, Errani and Vinci both now have 22 career titles.

- Errani and Vinci extend their lead over Makarova and Vesnina at the top of the Road to Singapore leaderboard.


Final Quotes

Maria Sharapova: "What a week! Last year I lost in the finals and I really wanted to go one extra step this year, and it's just been such a fantastic week. Simona and I had played a couple of times before, but she's really on a different level now. I don't know how I pulled it off. In the first set I wasn't doing much to hurt her, and that's the tennis she's capable of playing - I knew I had to do some different things after the first set to win this match."

Simona Halep: "I don't have regrets because it was an amazing week for me and it was my biggest final. But I'm really happy that I could play the final here in Madrid. I played really well all week and I beat top players and I played a very high level of tennis. Maria is a great player and a great champion. She played really well, and I think she deserved to win this title. "

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