WTA Odds N' Ends: Caroline Climbs Lists
Published October 21, 2013 12:00
Caroline Wozniacki endured exactly a year-long wait after securing her 20th WTA title for another, so she surely savored being crowned in Luxembourg on Sunday. Among her feats:
- Wozniacki tied Victoria Azarenka for fourth-most hardcourt titles among active players:
1. Serena Williams: 35
2. Venus Williams: 26
3. Maria Sharapova: 17
4t. Victoria Azarenka: 16
4t. Caroline Wozniacki: 16
- Wozniacki added to her lead on Victoria Azarenka for fourth-most WTA titles among active players:
1. Serena Williams: 56
2. Venus Williams: 44
3. Maria Sharapova: 29
4. Caroline Wozniacki: 21
5. Victoria Azarenka: 17
Vogt and Wickmayer faced their biggest test of the week in the first round, overcoming four match points in the match tie-break of their defeat of Lourdes Domínguez Lino and Monica Niculescu. They also were extended to a match tie-break in the quarterfinals before winning by retirement in the semifinals and in straight sets in the final.
Halep Masters Moscow
Simona Halep became the first player since Anastasia Myskina in 2003 to secure the Moscow title without surrendering a set. In so doing, she collected the fifth WTA title of her career - all of which have come this season. The only player with more in 2013 is Serena Williams with 10. Also, Halep only trails 11-time WTA titlist Virginia Ruzici for most WTA titles among Romanians.
The doubles in Moscow saw Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur secure their first WTA doubles title together. It was Kuznetsova's 16th WTA doubles title and Stosur's 24th. That tied her with Nadia Petrova for seventh-most WTA doubles titles among active players:
1. Lisa Raymond: 79
2. Cara Black: 57
3. Liezel Huber: 53
4. Katarina Srebotnik: 34
5t. Janette Husarova: 25
5t. Kveta Peschke: 25
7t. Nadia Petrova: 24
7t. Samantha Stosur: 24
- Sloane Stephens went up one spot to a career-high No.11.
- Moscow champion Simona Halep climbed four spots to a career-high No.14 in becoming the third highest-ranked Romanian ever after former No.7 Irina Spirlea and former No.8 Virginia Ruzici.
- Yvonne Meusburger ascended three spots to No.50 in making her Top 50 debut.
- Hsieh Su-Wei went from No.6 to No.4 and her doubles partner, Peng Shuai, went from No.7 to No.5 as each made their doubles Top 5 debut.