Petra Kvitova takes Tokyo Pan Pacific Open
TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN
September 22-28, 2013
Results – Saturday, September 28, 2013
Singles – Final
(7) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 62 06 63
Doubles – Final
Black/Mirza (ZIM/IND) d. Chan/Huber (TPE/USA) 46 60 119 (Match TB)
- Kvitova wins her 11th WTA title and second of the season, having also won Dubai in February.
- Kvitova improves to 11-4 in WTA finals.
- Kvitova is projected to climb back into the Top 10 on the new rankings, from No.11 to No.7.
- Kerber falls to 2-5 in WTA finals.
- This was the first-all lefty WTA final since Québec City in 2009 and the first at the Premier level or greater since Paris [Indoors] in 1993.
- Black and Mirza save two match points in the match tie-break against Chan and Huber to win the doubles title in their first outing together.
- Black now has 56 WTA doubles titles and Mirza has 18, with four of those having come in 2013.
Petra Kvitova: “I’m very happy I could win this final today. For me the whole tournament was great – I felt good all week on the court. I really enjoyed my week here and it’s even better to come away with the title.”
Angelique Kerber: “Petra was playing very well in the first set – in the second set I started to play my game, and I tried to do the same thing in the third set, but she started playing tougher again and moved better. I was trying to give my best but she was better at the end, so all credit to her.”
Cara Black: “In the first set, especially from my side, we made a lot of unforced errors. We were trying to do too much at times when we didn’t really need to. In the second set we were a little more calm and clearer thinking, putting more balls back in the court and had a little bit of strategy going.”
Sania Mirza: “We teamed up together knowing yes, we can be a very good team. Obviously the first time you play you don’t expect to win – you try, but you don’t expect it – but we’re happy we could come through and win such a big tournament, and winning such a tight match in the finals was great too.”