Shenzhen: Na Li Triumphs In All-Chinese Final

By
Updated: January 4, 2014

SHENZHEN OPEN
Shenzhen, China

December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

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

Final Facts
- 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.

Final Quotes
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.”

Comments

You must login to facebook in order to comment.