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Internationaux de Strasbourg Saturday Tennis Results





Strasbourg, France
May 19-24, 2014
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Singles - Final
Monica Puig (PUR) d. (Q) Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 64 63

Doubles - Final
(2) Barty/Dellacqua (AUS/AUS) d. Bua/Seguel (ARG/CHI) 46 75 104 (Match TB)

Final Facts
- Puig had not been beyond a WTA quarterfinal before this week, but did not drop a set en route to her first WTA title.
- Puig did not face any break points on her serve in the final.
- Puig is Strasbourg’s first unseeded champion since Aravane Rezai in 2009.
- Puig joins Garbiñe Muguruza, (Hobart), Tsvetana Pironkova (Sydney), Kurumi Nara (Rio de Janeiro), Caroline Garcia (Bogotá), Donna Vekic (Kuala Lumpur), Carla Suárez Navarro (Oeiras) and Eugenie Bouchard (Nürnberg) as first-time WTA titlists this year.
- Also competing in her first WTA final, Soler-Espinosa was Strasbourg’s first qualifier to make the final since Karolina Sprem in 2003.
- Barty and Dellacqua win their second WTA title as a duo, having also won Birmingham last year.
- Barty and Dellacqua overcame a 5-1 second set deficit and three match points in the final.

Final Quotes
Monica Puig:
"I woke up this morning and I felt it. I felt I was going to do something amazing. It was one of those feelings where you just know it's going to happen, and I played some of the greatest tennis I've ever played. I was very focused and very poised on the court, and I'm very happy how things went. I just went on the court and felt it was my moment. I just had to go there and take it."

Sílvia Soler-Espinosa: "Monica played really good tennis. She played really aggressive and served really well. It was tough for me to compete against her."

Ashleigh Barty: "This is our first win on clay. We lost in the first round of the French last year and didn't have a chance to play beforehand. Knowing we're one of the few teams going into Roland Garros this year having won our last match will give us a lot of confidence."

Casey Dellacqua: "We've lost many matches over the years where we've lost in that position. We've learned that in this format you just have to hang in there. That's what we did today. We hung around like a bad snail and eventually we got there."

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