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Sony Open Saturday Women's Tennis Results




Miami, FL, USA
March 19-31, 2013

Results - Saturday, March 30, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 46 63 60

Order Of Play - Sunday, March 31, 2013
Stadium (from 11.30hrs)
1. ATP: Ferrer vs. Murray
2. Doubles Final: Raymond/Robson vs. Petrova/Srebotnik

Final Facts
- Williams wins the 48th title of her career; four more than any other active player and the 10th most in history.
- Williams' win-loss record in finals now stands at 47-16 (she won one title due to a walkover), and 32-11 in hardcourt finals.
- Williams wins a record sixth Miami title; she is the fourth player, after Evert, Graf and Navratilova, in the Open Era to win the same tournament six or more times.
- Williams is the oldest player, at 31 years and six months, to win the Miami title; Evert (in 1986) is the only other player to have won the title after their 30th birthday.
- Williams came from a set and a break down to win the final 10 games of the match against Sharapova; she was also a set and 4-1 down against Cibulkova in the fourth round.
- Williams improves to12-2 head-to-head against Sharapova, having won the last 11 encounters.
- Sharapova falls to 28-20 in WTA finals and 0-5 in Miami.
- Williams and Sharapova will remain at No.1 and No.2 when the post-tournament rankings are released.

Final Quotes
Serena Williams:
"Maria played really the best I have seen her play, and I think she was moving unbelievable, and she was hitting winners from everywhere. Maria definitely pushed me she did a really great job today. I look forward to our next matches it's going to be really fun for the fans and for us and for everyone."

Maria Sharapova: "It's obviously been a really nice month. It's disappointing to end it like this but Serena played a great match, and I'm sure we'll play a few more times this year. I was controlling a lot of the points in the first set and the beginning of the second. Then toward the end, I wasn't there, but that's what she's capable of and why she's No.1 in the world "

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