WTA Odds N' Ends: Simona's Sweet Week
Published August 26, 2013 12:00
- Halep's fourth WTA title of her career was also her fourth this season, second most on the WTA behind Serena Williams' eight.
- Her first WTA hardcourt title made Halep the only player with a WTA title on all three surfaces this season.
- Halep's defeats of Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals and Petra Kvitova in the final were her fourth and fifth Top 10 wins, respectively.
- Halep became New Haven's first Romanian champion.
- Halep improved to 25-3 since June, with her other titles during that span coming in Nürnberg, 's-Hertogenbosch and Budapest.
In their fourth outing as a duo, Sania Mirza and Zheng Jie picked up their first WTA title in New Haven with a victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues and Katarina Srebotnik in Saturday's final.
This was Mirza's 17th WTA doubles title, three of them coming this year, and Zheng's 15th. Mirza and Zheng each had already won New Haven once previously, Mirza with Mara Santangelo in 2007 and Zheng with Yan Zi in 2006.
- New Haven champ Simona Halep went up four spots to a career-high No.19 in making her Top 20 debut. She also surpassed No.22 Sorana Cirstea as the top-ranked Romanian.
- Alison Riske was the Top 100's biggest climber in going from No.95 to No.81.