Wozniacki wins as Del Potro stumbles

BEIJING: Caroline Wozniacki defeated Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-Three to win the China Open and her third WTA title of the yr on Sunday, whereas Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia beat top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-Four within the males’s closing.

Wozniacki was spectacular all week, by no means dropping a set and barely wanting troubled, sealing her spot within the WTA Finals Singapore within the course of.

The 28-year-old, who gained her first Grand Slam on the Australian Open firstly of this yr, was imperious towards the unseeded Sevastova.

It’s her second China Open crown — she additionally gained it in 2010 — and 30th total.

“I’m simply completely satisfied to have reached 30 at the moment, I’m going to take pleasure in that,” stated Wozni­acki, a former primary.

“As a bit child I had a dream of changing into knowledgeable tennis participant, changing into primary on this planet. Then after primary on this planet, I wished to win a Slam, then I wished to elevate trophies.

“Having executed every thing, all of that, it’s fairly wonderful. I believe I had a dream of that, however I don’t know the way life like I actually believed that was going to be.”

Del Potro stated that he was battling sickness after he suffered a shock defeat within the males’s closing because the big-hitting Basilashvili collected his second title of the yr after successful in Hamburg.

US Open finalist Del Potro has the comfort of getting certified for the ATP Finals in London subsequent month.

Del Potro was removed from his finest and has been combating flu or a chilly for a number of days within the Chinese language capital.

“I did every thing that I can to be higher for the ultimate, it wasn’t sufficient time to really feel 100 p.c,” the 30-year-old stated. “As you’ll be able to see, my recreation at the moment wasn’t nearly as good because it was within the final matches within the match. I had some downside the final three days and it affected a bit bit my recreation.”

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