Woz Wins 1st 2015 Title at Malaysian Open
Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will enter the Indian Wells-Miami run with a little confidence under her belt, if not suffering from overplay, after a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over unseeded Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania in the championship of the BMW Malaysian Open.
It was the first title of the year for the top-seeded Wozniacki, and the first since Istanbul in 2014.
“She tried to play aggressive and take the ball early,” Wozniacki said. “But I knew she had a tough match yesterday, so I just kept playing my game and kept trying to put pressure on her.”
The Dane improved to 23-16 in career finals. Dulgheru experienced her first loss in a final, falling to 2-1 career in championship matches.
“My game plan was to attack her backhand and to move her around the court more, so that I could approach the net and play for every point that I could,” the Romanian said. “But as the match got on, the exhaustion really sapped me.”
It marks eight straight seasons that Wozniacki has won at least one title.
Bacsinszky Tops Garcia in Final for 2nd Straight Week at Monterrey
In a repeat of the final last week at Acapulco, Timea Bacsinszky defeated Caroline Garcia 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 for the title at the WTA’s Abierto Monterrey Afirme in Monterrey, Mexico.
The No. 4-seeded Bacsinszky was extended to three sets in four of her five matches.
“I’m just really happy to play so well at the beginning of the year,” said the Swiss, who improved to 3-2 in career finals. “I’m going to keep trying to push my limits in the next tournament I’m playing. I hope to keep improving all parts of my game, doesn’t matter whether I’m winning or losing.”
Garcia fell to 1-2 in WTA finals.
Both players will rise to the verge of cracking the Top 25 on the WTA Rankings.
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