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Petra Kvitova won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a fluctuating 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 victory over Sara Errani.
The 2011 Wimbledon champion dominated the opening set with 19 winners and appeared on course for a comfortable victory when she broke in the first game of the second set.
Errani had other ideas and employed net rushing tactics to win six straight games and level the match.
The Italian held four break points early in the decider but it was Kvitova who broke in the fourth game with a forehand return winner. The big hitting Czech firmly had the momentum once more and broke Errani again before striking a service winner on her first match point.
Stat Attack – Kvitova
Stat Attack – Errani
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga survived a match point against Tomas Berdych to win the Open 13 in Marseille with a 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 final victory.
Facing defeat in the second set tie-break the Frenchman coolly served an ace before levelling the match.
The third seeded Frenchman, who had staved off five match points to defeat Bernard Tomic earlier in the tournament, broke Berdych in the third game of the decider before sealing his 10th career singles title after two hours and 10 minutes.
Stat Attack – Tsonga
Stat Attack – Berdych
Top seed David Ferrer saw off Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 and defend his Copa Claro title in Buenos Aires.
After splitting sets the World No.4 took charge of the decider by racing into an unassailable 5-0 lead. The 30 year-old sealed his 20th ATP World Tour singles title after an hour and 45 minutes of play.
Stat Attack – Ferrer
Stat Attack – Wawrinka
Jelena Jankovic won her first WTA singles title for almost three years at the Copa Claro Colsanitas in Bogatá, Columbia.
The former World No.1 had to fight through two long three set encounters to reach her 29th career singles final but in the showpiece was dominant against first-time finalist Paula Ormaechea.
Top seeded Jankovic was unbroken in the final as she dispatched the Argentinean 6-1, 6-2 after 74 minutes.
Stat Attack – Jankovic
Stat Attack – Ormaechea
New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic won her first career title at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis after Sabine Lisicki was forced to retire in the final.
Erakovic, who survived a match point in her opening round win over Annika Beck, was leading the third seeded German 6-1 when Lisicki was forced to retire due to illness.
Stat Attack – Erakovic
Stat Attack – Lisicki
Kei Nishikori defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-3 to win the US National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis.
The fifth seed Japanese No.1 had swept into his fifth career final without the loss of a set and dominated Lopez with four breaks of serve to win after 67 minutes.
Stat Attack – Nishikori
Stat Attack – Lopez
2 – Cilic, Nadal, Wawrinka
No.1 (7) Nadal (Doha, Rio De Janeiro), Wawrinka (Chennai), Del Potro (Sydney), Fognini (Vina Del Mar), Ferrer (Buenos Aires), Nishikori (Memphis)No.3 (3) Isner (Auckland), Berdych (Rotterdam), Gulbis (Marseille)No.4 (2) Federer (Dubai), Dimitrov (Acapulco)No.5 (2) Cilic (Zagreb), Monfils (Montpellier)No.7 (1) Cilic (Delray Beach)No.8 (1) Wawrinka (AUSTRALIAN OPEN)Unseeded (2) Hewitt (Brisbane), Delbonis (Sao Paulo)
61 - Delbonis (Sao Paulo)
23 – Wawrinka (Chennai)
64 – Dimitrov (Acapulco)
11 - Nadal, Wawrinka
18 – Cilic
270 - Ivo Karlovic
71 – Australian Open 1st round Simon bt Brands 6-7(4), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 16-14
12 games - 6-0, 6-0 on one occasion
2 - Rio Open SF Nadal bt Andujar 2-6 6-3 7-6(10)Nadal saved 2 mp 3rd set tie-break
Delbonis (Sao Paulo) 23 years, 4 months & 15 days
Hewitt (Brisbane) 32 years, 10 months & 11 days
2 - Li
No.1 (3) Li (Shenzhen), S.Williams (Brisbane), Cibulkova (Acapulco) No.2 (1) Ivanovic (Auckland)No.3 (1) Zakopalova (Florianopolis)No.4 (2) Li (AUSTRALIAN OPEN), Makarova (Pattaya City)No,5 (1) Nara (Rio De Janeiro)No.7 (1) Halep (Doha)Unseeded (2) Pavlyuchenkova (Paris), V.Williams (Dubai)Qualifier (2) Murgurza (Hobart), Pironkova (Sydney)
107 – Pironkova (Sydney)
22 – Murgurza (Hobart)
58 – Pavlyuchenkova (Paris)
13 – Li
18 – Zakopalova
98 - S.Williams
40 – Australian Open 2nd round - Hantuchova bt Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 3-6, 12-10
12 games - 6-0, 6-0 on two occasions
1 - Australian Open 3rd round Li bt Safarova 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 Li saved saved 1 mp 5-6 second set
Murgurza (Hobart) 20 yrs, 3 months & 3 days
V.Williams (Dubai) 33 yrs, 8 months & 5 days
Statistics sourced with the help of the ATP and WTA.