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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
3 – Wawrinka
No.1 (7) Nadal (Doha, Rio De Janeiro), Wawrinka (Chennai), Del Potro (Sydney), Fognini (Vina Del Mar), Ferrer (Buenos Aires), Nishikori (Memphis)No.2 (2) Djokovic (Indian Wells, Miami)No.3 (4) Isner (Auckland), Berdych (Rotterdam), Gulbis (Marseille), Wawrinka (Monte Carlo)No.4 (3) Federer (Dubai), Dimitrov (Acapulco), Verdasco (Houston)No.5 (2) Cilic (Zagreb), Monfils (Montpellier)No.7 (1) Cilic (Delray Beach)No.8 (2) Wawrinka (AUSTRALIAN OPEN), Garcia-Lopez (Casablanca)Unseeded (2) Hewitt (Brisbane), Delbonis (Sao Paulo)
61 - Delbonis (Sao Paulo)
23 – Wawrinka (Chennai)
64 – Dimitrov (Acapulco)
13 - Wawrinka, Djokovic
28 – Federer
331 - 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 1 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 - Ivanovic, Li, S.Williams
No.1 (4) Li (Shenzhen), S.Williams (Brisbane, Miami), Cibulkova (Acapulco) No.2 (2) Ivanovic (Auckland, Monterray)No.3 (1) Zakopalova (Florianopolis)No.4 (3) Li (AUSTRALIAN OPEN), Makarova (Pattaya City), Cornet (Katowice)No.5 (2) Nara (Rio De Janeiro), Garcia (Bogota)No.7 (2) Halep (Doha), Vekic (Kuala Lumpar)No.14 (1) Petkovic (Charleston)No.20 (1) Pennetta (Indian Wells)Unseeded (2) Pavlyuchenkova (Paris), V.Williams (Dubai)Qualifier (2) Murgurza (Hobart), Pironkova (Sydney)
107 – Pironkova (Sydney)
22 – Murgurza (Hobart)
65 – Vekic (Kuala Lumpar)
13 – Li
24 – Cibulkova
174 - Karolina Pliskova
40 – Australian Open 2nd round - Hantuchova bt Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 3-6, 12-10
12 games - 6-0, 6-0 on 5 occasions
1 - Australian Open 3rd round: Li bt Safarova 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 Li saved saved 1 mp 5-6 2nd set 1 - Katowice Final: Cornet bt Giorgi 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-5 Cornet saved 1 mp 4-5 3rd set
Vekic (Kuala Lumpar) 17 yrs, 9 months & 23 days
V.Williams (Dubai) 33 yrs, 8 months & 5 days
Statistics sourced with the help of the ATP and WTA.