GARANTI KOZA WTA TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
October 29-Nov 3, 2013
Results - Sunday, November 3, 2013
(1) Simona Halep (ROU) d. (4) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 26
- Halep wins the sixth title of her career, all of which
have come in 2013; the other five came at Nürnberg,
's-Hertogenbosch, Budapest, New Haven and Moscow.
- Halep's win-loss record in finals now stands at 6-3.
- Halep did not drop a set in her three round robin
matches but was forced to come from behind in both the
semifinals, against Ivanovic, and the final; this is the
first final in the tournament's five-year history to go
to three sets.
- Halep is the second Romanian to win six or more WTA
titles, after Ruzici, who won 12.
- Halep finishes
2013 with a 53-17 win-loss record; only S.Williams (78)
and A.Radwanska (56) have won more matches.
- Halep has won her past three matches against Stosur to
level their head-to-head record at 3-3.
- Stosur falls to 5-14 in WTA finals; she was also
runner-up to Halep in her previous final appearance, in
Moscow last month.
- Halep and Stosur are projected to rise to No.11 and
No.18 respectively when next week's rankings are
"I really wanted to win this tournament, so I'm
just happy! It has been a great tournament for me. I
want to thank everyone who came to support me this week,
they helped me a lot. I also want to thank my team, my
friends and my family, and of course Ilie Nastase who
came to support me!"
"Congrats to Simona on playing a great final. She's a
very good player – she got me a couple weeks ago in
Moscow, and again it was very hard today – but I'm happy
with the week I had. Now I'll take a break and then
think about next season in a few weeks when I start