Wozniacki Upset by Martinez Sanchez in WTA Bastad Final

Posted on July 11, 2009

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain defeated birthday girl Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to win her second career WTA Tour singles title at the Collector Swedish Open Women in Bastad.

During the week the unseeded Martinez Sanchez upset No. 4 seed Kaia Kanepi and No. 7 seed Carla Suarez Navarro before toppling the top-seeded Wozniacki.

Martinez Sanchez won her first singles title earlier this season at Bogota, also on red clay.

"You played better, congratulations, but I was hoping for a present for my birthday," said the 19-year-old Wozniacki, ranked No. 9 entering the event.

Martinez Sanchez said, "Unfortunately I couldn't give you a birthday present but I'll invite you out for a nice dinner tonight."

The Scandinavian crowd sung Happy Birthday to the Danish star, who drops to 2-4 in finals ths year, after the match.