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Mutua Madrid Sunday Womens Tennis Results




Madrid, Spain
May 4-12, 2013
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Sunday, May 12, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 61 64

Doubles - Final (played Saturday)
Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) d. Black/Erakovic (ZIM/NZL) 62 64

Final Facts
- With her WTA-leading fourth title this year, Williams becomes the 10th player with at least 50 career WTA titles and is the only active one.
- Williams wins her seventh WTA clay court title, tied for third-most among active players.
- Williams wins her 12th straight match against Sharapova to improve to 13-2 in their series.
- Williams improves to 28-1 on clay since the start of last year’s clay court season.
- Madrid is Williams’ first title on red clay since 2002 Roland Garros.
- Williams is the first player to successfully defend the Madrid title.
- Williams assures herself of holding onto the No.1 ranking with the victory.
- Sharapova falls to 2-2 in WTA finals this year and 29-21 for her career.
- Sharapova’s semifinal victory over Ana Ivanovic made her the eighth active player with 500 career match wins.
- Sharapova’s semifinal victory also gave her 21 straight match wins on clay, the best streak on the surface of any active player.
- Pavlyuchenkova and Safarova win their second WTA title as a duo, their first coming in Charleston last year.
- Pavlyuchenkova now has four WTA doubles titles to her name, while Safarova has three.

Final Quotes
Serena Williams:
"It feels good. I don't know how many more I can win. Like I say every day, 'Who knows if I'll ever win another title?' I just want to live in the moment and the dream every chance I get. I feel like every moment I play - I don't know if it's because of what I went through - I feel like I'm so fortunate to be out there and healthy and to have an opportunity to play a sport and be really good at it."

"This court is definitely different from last year. It definitely plays more like Roland Garros, so I think that's a plus. It's a little slower than it was last year and plays more like a true clay court. So I think it's great preparation. It's definitely a good start in the right direction. I feel good about it."

Maria Sharapova: "Obviously it's tough losing in the final today, but I think my preparation so far has been decent, winning a title in Stuttgart and getting to the final in this tournament for the first time. One more tune up to go before Roland Garros, and everything seems to be going well."

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: "We're so happy - I'm already dancing and singing! It's amazing. It's really important for us because we were working so hard together and playing well, and finally we've won such a big tournament."

Lucie Safarova: "It's our second season playing together and I've always enjoyed playing with Anastasia. We're also great friends, so it's always a pleasure to play doubles with each other."

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