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Kaia Kanepi won the WTA Premier title at the Brussels Open with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Peng Shaui after both players won semi-final matches earlier in the day.
The unseeded Estonian broke Peng in the third game and again for 4-1 when the Chinese eighth seed netted a forehand off a high ball.
Peng broke back for 2-4 with a backhand winner but was broken again and Kanepi wrapped up the opening set in 26 minutes.
The Estonian No.1 broke on her third break point to lead 2-1 in the second and struck a backhand winner to open a 5-2 double break advantage.
Kanepi missed two match points serving for the match as Peng broke back and the Chinese player duly held for 4-5. Serving for the match a second time Kanepi failed to convert a third match point and Peng levelled at 5-5.
However Kanepi responded strongly breaking for 6-5 with a forehand winner. She converted her fourth match with a winning forehand after an hour and 23 minutes.
Stat Attack – Kanepi
Stat Attack - Peng
Juan Monaco was victorious at the inaugural Power Horse Cup in Dusseldorf after a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jarkko Nieminen.
No.3 seed Monaco broke in the third game when the Finn netted a backhand but Nieminen broke back straight away to level at 2-2.
Monaco struck again in game nine and then sealed the opening set on his first set point when Nieminen netted a return.
The Argentinean struck first in set two with a break in the opening game. The No.3 seed maintained the break advantage and clinched victory by breaking Nieminen in the final game with a cross court forehand passing shot.
Stat Attack – Monaco
Stat Attack – Nieminen
Twelve months after falling in the final Alizé Cornet won the Internationaux de Strasbourg with a 7-6(7-4), 6-0 victory over Lucie Hradecka.
In a tight first set unseeded Hradecka broke in the eleventh game and served for the set but saw Cornet strike back and take the subsequent tie-break.
The French third seed dominated the second set with three breaks of serve to take her third WTA singles title after an hour and 28 minutes.
Stat Attack – Cornet
Stat Attack - Hradecka
32 year-old Albert Montanes claimed the title at the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur with a 6-0, 7-6(3) defeat of Gael Monfils.
The unseeded Spaniard raced through the opener and broke to lead 3-1 in the second set. Former World No.7 Monfils struck back in the eighth game but Montanes proved too strong in the ensuing tie-break winning after an hour and 13 minutes.
Stat Attack – Montanes
Stat Attack – Monfils
10 – Rafael Nadal
No.1 (15) Murray (Brisbane, Queen's Club), Ferrer (Auckland, Buenos Aires), Djokovic (AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Dubai, Monte Carlo, Beijing, Shanghai), Cilic (Zagreb), Nadal (Sao Paulo), Raonic (San Jose), Isner (Atlanta), Del Potro (Washington, Tokyo, Basel), Gasquet (Moscow)No.2 (13) Gasquet (Doha), Tipsarevic (Chennai), Del Potro (Rotterdam), Nadal (Acapulco, Barcelona, US OPEN), Murray (Miami, WIMBLEDON), Wawrinka (Oeiras), Federer (Halle), Simon (Metz), Haas (Vienna), Djokovic (Paris, ATP World Tour Finals)No.3 (6) Gasquet (Montpellier), Tsonga (Marseille), Haas (Munich), Monaco (Dusseldorf), Nadal (ROLAND GARROS), Raonic (Bangkok)No.4 (2) Nadal (Montreal, Cincinnati)No.5 (7) Nishikori (Memphis), Nadal (Indian Wells, Madrid, Rome), Isner (Houston), Fognini (Stuttgart), Robredo (Umag)No.6 (2) Youzhny (Gstaad), Gulbis (St.Petersburg)No.7 (1) Dimitrov (Stockholm)No.8 (1) Granollers (Kitzbuhel)No.9 (1) Melzer (Winston-Salem)No.12 (1) Fognini (Hamburg)Unseeded (11) Tomic (Sydney), Zeballos (Vina Del Mar), Robredo (Casablanca), Rosol (Bucharest), Montanes (Nice), Lopez (Eastbourne), Mahut (Newport), Berlocq (Bastad), Sousa (Kuala Lumpar), Youzhny (Valencia)Qualifier (2) Gulbis (Delray Beach), Mahut ('s-Hertogenbosch), Karlovic (Bogota)
240 - Mahut ('s-Hertogenbosch)
25 – Nadal (Acapulco)
83 – Gulbis (Delray Beach)*inc qualifying
24 - Djokovic
75 – Nadal
969 - John Isner
66 – French Open 3rd round Haas bt Isner 7-5, 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-7(10), 10-8
12 games - 6-0, 6-0 on three occasions
5 – Tsonga bt Tomic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(10)(Marseille 2nd round)1 – Tsonga bt Berdych 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4(Marseille F, 1 mp 5-6 second set tie-break)3 - Fognini bt Delbonis 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-2(Hamburg F, 3 mp second set tie-break)3 - Youzhny bt Monaco 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(7)(Gstaad QF, 3 mp third set tie-break)2 - Isner bt Anderson 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 7-6(2)(Atlanta F, 2 mp 5-6 third set)1 - Murray bt Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(1)(Miami F, 1mp 5-6 third set)1 - Sousa bt Benneteau 2-6, 7-5, 6-4(Kuala Lumpar F, 1 mp 4-5 second set)
Tomic (Sydney) 20 years, 2 months and 22 days
Haas (Munich) 35 years, 6 months & 17 days
11 - Serena Williams
No.1 (22) Li (Shenzhen), Radwanska (Auckland, Sydney, Seoul), Azarenka (AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Doha), Jankovic (Bogata), Errani (Acapulco), S.Williams (Miami, Charleston, Madrid, Rome, ROLAND GARROS, Bastad, Toronto, US OPEN, Beijing, Istanbul), Sharapova (Stuttgart), Jovanovski* (Tashkent), Kerber (Linz), Wozniacki (Luxembourg), Halep (Sofia)No.2 (5) Kirilenko (Pattaya City), Sharapova (Indian Wells), Vinci (Katowice, Palermo), Azarenka (Cincinnati)No.3 (7) S.Williams (Brisbane), Pavlyuchenkova (Oeiras), Cornet (Strasbourg), Halep (Budapest), Cibulkova (Stanford), Safarova (Quebec City), Stosur (Osaka)No.5 (3) Pavlyuchenkova (Monterrey), Stosur (Carlsbad), Halep (Moscow)No.6 (2) Kvitova (Dubai), Schiavone (Marrakech)No.7 (4) Halep (Nürnberg), Svitolina (Baku), Rybarikova (Washington), Kvitova (Tokyo)No.15 (1) Bartoli (WIMBLEDON)Unseeded (12) Vesnina (Hobart), Barthel (Paris Indoors), Erakovic (Memphis), Niculescu (Florianopolis), Pliskova (Kuala Lumpar), Kanepi (Brussels), Hantuchova (Birmingham), Vesnina (Eastbourne), Halep ('s-Hertogenbosch, New Haven), Meusburger (Bad Gastein), Zhang (Ghangzhou)(*Jovanovski was also a qualifier)
127 – Pliskova (Kuala Lumpar)
14 – S.Williams (Rome)
69 – Hantuchova (Birmingham)
34 – S.Williams
78 – S.Williams
480 - S.Williams
43 – Australian Open 1st round - Cornet bt Erakovic 7-5, 6-7(3), 10-8 Australian Open 1st round - Muguruza bt Rybarikova 4-6, 6-1, 14-12
12 games - 6-0, 6-0 on seventeen occasions
1 – Erakovic bt Beck 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-4(Memphis 1st round, 1 mp 5-6 second set tie-break)3 - Niculescu bt Medina Garrigues 5-7, 7-6(7), 6-1(Florianopolis 1st round, 3 mps 3-6 second set tie-break)
Svitolina (Baku) 18 yrs, 10 months & 16 days
Schiavone (Marrakech) 32 yrs, 10 months & 5 days
Statistics sourced with the help of the ATP and WTA.