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Monterrey Gallery: Epic View, Epic Final

Set against a gorgeous mountain backdrop, the final of the Monterrey Open took place on Sunday, with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Angelique Kerber battling it out in front of a packed crowd.

Published April 08, 2013 12:00

Finals Day actually began with the doubles final, featuring Eva Birnerova and Tamarine Tanasugarn.
Finals Day actually began with the doubles final, featuring Eva Birnerova and Tamarine Tanasugarn.
It was Timea Babos and Kimiko Date-Krumm who came out the winners, taking the doubles title, 61 64.
It was Timea Babos and Kimiko Date-Krumm who came out the winners, taking the doubles title, 61 64.
The singles final followed, with Angelique Kerber looking headed for victory with a 64 22 lead.
The singles final followed, with Angelique Kerber looking headed for victory with a 64 22 lead.
But Kerber had lost her only prior meeting against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, in Brisbane this year.
But Kerber had lost her only prior meeting against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, in Brisbane this year.
Pavlyuchenkova won nine games in a row from there to win the second set and lead 5-0 in the third.
Pavlyuchenkova won nine games in a row from there to win the second set and lead 5-0 in the third.
After a late surge from Kerber, Pavlyuchenkova finally closed out a 46 62 64 championship win.
After a late surge from Kerber, Pavlyuchenkova finally closed out a 46 62 64 championship win.
The singles and doubles trophy ceremonies are combined in Monterrey - here, the doubles finalists.
The singles and doubles trophy ceremonies are combined in Monterrey - here, the doubles finalists.
Kerber spoke to the crowd as she accepted her runner-up trophy. Kerber was making her debut here.
Kerber spoke to the crowd as she accepted her runner-up trophy. Kerber was making her debut here.
Pavlyuchenkova is no debutante in Monterrey - in fact she is now a perfect 15-0 at the tournament.
Pavlyuchenkova is no debutante in Monterrey - in fact she is now a perfect 15-0 at the tournament.
Pavlyuchenkova has won the Monterrey Open all three times she has played, in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Pavlyuchenkova has won the Monterrey Open all three times she has played, in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
The young Russian posed with her trophy during a photo shoot that took place later in the night.
The young Russian posed with her trophy during a photo shoot that took place later in the night.
Earlier in the tournament there was a different trophy presentation for the WTA's Peachy Kellmeyer.
Earlier in the tournament there was a different trophy presentation for the WTA's Peachy Kellmeyer.
Babos and Pavlyuchenkova were among the players who took the court for Kellmeyer's presentation.
Babos and Pavlyuchenkova were among the players who took the court for Kellmeyer's presentation.
Date-Krumm at the presentation. Kellmeyer was honored for her decades of support for women's tennis.
Date-Krumm at the presentation. Kellmeyer was honored for her decades of support for women's tennis.
The tournament also organized the presentation in recognition of the support she has given them.
The tournament also organized the presentation in recognition of the support she has given them.
  • Finals Day actually began with the doubles final, featuring Eva Birnerova and Tamarine Tanasugarn.
  • It was Timea Babos and Kimiko Date-Krumm who came out the winners, taking the doubles title, 61 64.
  • The singles final followed, with Angelique Kerber looking headed for victory with a 64 22 lead.
  • But Kerber had lost her only prior meeting against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, in Brisbane this year.
  • Pavlyuchenkova won nine games in a row from there to win the second set and lead 5-0 in the third.
  • After a late surge from Kerber, Pavlyuchenkova finally closed out a 46 62 64 championship win.
  • The singles and doubles trophy ceremonies are combined in Monterrey - here, the doubles finalists.
  • Kerber spoke to the crowd as she accepted her runner-up trophy. Kerber was making her debut here.
  • Pavlyuchenkova is no debutante in Monterrey - in fact she is now a perfect 15-0 at the tournament.
  • Pavlyuchenkova has won the Monterrey Open all three times she has played, in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
  • The young Russian posed with her trophy during a photo shoot that took place later in the night.
  • Earlier in the tournament there was a different trophy presentation for the WTA's Peachy Kellmeyer.
  • Babos and Pavlyuchenkova were among the players who took the court for Kellmeyer's presentation.
  • Date-Krumm at the presentation. Kellmeyer was honored for her decades of support for women's tennis.
  • The tournament also organized the presentation in recognition of the support she has given them.
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