Elina Svitolina won a tour-leading fifth title of the year, sending former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki to 0-6 in 2017 finals on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-0 victory in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
“I need some time still to really realize, because I had so many matches for the last two days and it’s been really, really tough physically,” said the Ukrainian No. 5 seed who beat four Top 10 players during the week. “Today was very hot, so I’ve been really struggling. I’m just very happy that it’s finished — and with a title, it’s even more special.”
Svitolina won the last eight games of the match.
“Of course it brings me confidence, I have the experience from those finals, but I try to take it as a new challenge and always look forward to it,” Svitolina said.
It was the second final Wozniacki lost to Svitolina this year after Dubai.
“It was a tough day,” Wozniacki said. “She played well. She mixed up the pace and made it uncomfortable for me out there. Today, probably I could have used some more pace, but she played really smart today and used my pace to her advantage.”
The 20-year-old Svitolina improved to 5-0 in finals in 2017 and 9-2 career. Wozniacki dropped to 0-6 in finals in 2017 and 25-23 career.
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