INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
May 19-24, 2014
Results - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Singles - Final
Monica Puig (PUR) d. (Q)
Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 64 63
(2) Barty/Dellacqua (AUS/AUS) d. Bua/Seguel
(ARG/CHI) 46 75 104 (Match TB)
- Puig had not been beyond a WTA quarterfinal before
this week, but did not drop a set en route to her first
- 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.
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
- 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.
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."
"Monica played really good tennis. She played really
aggressive and served really well. It was tough for me
to compete against her."
"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."
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."