WTA CEO Steve Simon commented: "It was an exciting final match and I heartily congratulate Simona and Kristina for their outstanding display of tennis.
"The only shadow cast on the day was Mr. Nastase’s invitation to participate in today’s award ceremony. He had no place on court today. He is currently under a provisional suspension by the ITF for his prior offensive actions and we revoked his credential privileges at WTA events while the investigation is being completed. It was both irresponsible and unacceptable of the Madrid Open to bestow him an official role. The Madrid tournament is a Premier-level event and held to the highest standards of professional tennis and leadership which were not reflected today."