Wozniacki comes full circle by reclaiming China Open title

Annette Crawford
October 9, 2018

Ranked third among active players for hard court titles with 22, trailing Serena (46) and Venus Williams (31), she has now won 11 titles in Asia, including 2010 Beijing and 2017 WTA Finals Singapore having extended to 5-0 her ideal record against Sevastova, only ever having dropped one set.

The 28-year-old Wozniacki, who won her maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open at the start of this year, was imperious against the unseeded Sevastova, winning 6-3, 6-3.

Wozniacki had last won in Beijjng in 2010, following which she had become world No.1 for the first time in her career.

After a bit of a struggle, Wozniacki got the break she needed to seal the victory in 55 minutes.

The Japanese world number six complained of the problem during her semi-final defeat by Sevastova at the China Open on Saturday, receiving treatment on the court. "Caroline played awesome today, it's always tough playing against her and I have never won".

Basilashvili won 6-4, 6-4 to cause an upset against the world number four at Beijing's National Tennis Centre in China's capital.

The first set, Wozniacki took due to the break in the sixth game.

"Having done everything, all of that, it's pretty incredible".

Wozniacki said eight was her lucky number and, having won in Beijing eight years ago, she "felt it was my year".

"She didn't give me any presents, it was tough", said Sevastova, who retired in May 2013 because of persistent injuries, only to return in January 2015.

"I think I just really appreciate still being here, playing well, being able to win these titles".

Medvedev came out of the blocks fast and Nishikori, aiming for his third title at this event, could not cope with the big-hitting Russian who broke his serve at the second time of asking.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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