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WTA Odds N' Ends... Vinci's Victory

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Published April 15, 2013 08:05

WTA Odds N' Ends... Vinci's Victory
Roberta Vinci

Roberta Vinci's dominance in WTA finals continued on Sunday with a defeat of Petra Kvitova at the BNP Paribas Katowice Open. Raising her record to 8-1 in WTA finals was one of just several feats the Italian accomplished.

Vinci has proved quite adaptable to various surfaces. Here is where her eight titles have occurred:
2007 Bogotá: Outdoor Clay
2009 Barcelona: Outdoor Clay
2010 Luxembourg: Indoor Hardcourts
2010 Barcelona: Outdoor Clay
2010 's-Hertogenbosch: Outdoor Grass
2011 Budapest: Outdoor Clay
2012 Dallas: Outdoor Hardcourts
2013 Katowice: Indoor Clay

Though there are 14 active players with titles on clay, grass and hardcourts, only these two players' list of titles include triumphs on both indoor and outdoor clay and indoor and outdoor hardcourts:
Maria Sharapova: 13 on outdoor hard, 6 on indoor hard, 5 on outdoor clay, 3 on outdoor grass, 1 on indoor clay
Roberta Vinci: 4 on outdoor clay, 1 on indoor hard, 1 on indoor clay, 1 on outdoor grass, 1 on outdoor hard

Vinci now has nine Top 10 wins:
d. No.10 Myskina at 2005 Eastbourne
d. No.10 Schnyder at 2005 Luxembourg
d. No.10 Pennetta at 2009 Tokyo
d. No.1 Wozniacki at 2011 Toronto
d. No.7 Kerber at 2012 Montréal
d. No.2 Radwanska at 2012 US Open
d. No.6 Kerber at 2013 Dubai
d. No.9 Stosur at 2013 Dubai
d. No.8 Kvitova at 2013 Katowice

The Katowice final was the first time in three No.1 vs. No.2 seed encounters this season in which the No.2 seed was victorious:
Doha: No.1 Azarenka d. No.2 Williams
Acapulco: No.1 Errani d. No.2 Suárez Navarro
Katowice: No.2 Vinci d. No.1 Kvitova

Spaniards Capture Katowice Doubles
In their fifth outing together, Lara Arruabarrena and Lourdes Domínguez Lino secured their first WTA title at the BNP Paribas Katowice Open.

It was Arruabarrena's first WTA doubles title and Domínguez Lino's sixth - five of which have come with fellow Spaniards:
2007 Acapulco with Parra Santonja
2008 Barcelona with Parra Santonja
2011 Bastad with Martínez Sánchez
2013 Acapulco with Parra Santonja
2013 Katowice with Arruabarrena

Arruabarrena and Domínguez Lino were the third all-Spanish duo to win a WTA doubles title in 2013:
Hobart: Muguruza & Torró-Flor
Acapulco: Domínguez Lino & Parra Santonja
Katowice: Arruabarrena and Domínguez Lino

Ranking News
- Katowice champion Roberta Vinci inched up one spot to a career-high No.12.
- Klara Zakopalova went up one spot in making her Top 20 debut. There are now five players 30 and older in the Top 20:
No.1 Serena Williams (31)
No.5 Li Na (31)
No.11 Nadia Petrova (30)
No.12 Roberta Vinci (30)
No.20 Klara Zakopalova (31)
- Katowice semifinalist Annika Beck climbed 14 spots to a career-high No.60.
- Katowice semifinalist Alexandra Cadantu had the Top 100's biggest jump in going from No.117 to No.95.

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