Shenzhen: Na Li Triumphs In All-Chinese Final
December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
Results – Saturday, January 4, 2014
Singles – Final
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. (5) Peng Shuai (CHN) 64 75
Doubles – Final
Niculescu/Zakopalova (ROU/CZE) d. Kichenok/Kicheno k (UKR/UKR) 63 64
- Li wins the eighth title of her career; it was her third title in China – her previous two coming in Guangzhou in 2004 and Shenzhen in 2013.
- Li’s win-loss record in finals now stands at 8-11, and 5-6 in hardcourt finals; it was also her first successful title defense.
- Li dropped just one set all week, in her 75 46 64 quarterfinal win over Niculescu.
- Li improves her head-to-head record with Peng to 6-1.
- Peng falls to 0-6 in WTA finals; her previous final appearance came in Brussels last year.
- Niculescu and Zakopalova win their first WTA title together; both now have three career titles to their names.
Li Na: “I’m happy to defend my title for the first time. It proved I can do it. Everything is moving in the right direction and after this tournament I’m going to Melbourne to prepare for the Australian Open.”