Czech Katerina Siniakova won her second career WTA title and second of 2017 on Sunday, in the final of the Ericsson Open in Bastad defeating former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4.
“Last year was really good,” said the 2016 Bastad runner-up, “and so I’m so happy that I came back because I couldn’t imagine a better week.”
The final was delayed by rain, leaving heavy conditions on the red clay, with the two sets lasting approximately two hours.
“I was just enjoying the game, even in the tough conditions,” the 21-year-old Siniakova said.
Wozniacki fell to 0-5 in finals this year after additional runner-up finishes in Doha, Dubai, Miami, and Eastbourne.
“It was a tough match,” said Wozniacki, who took a medical time-out for a right elbow injury, and had double the unforced errors to winners during the match. “Katerina played very well, so congratulations on winning the title. I’m sure we’ll have many more matches. It’s been a good week…I’m looking forward to the US Open Series and the US Open.”
Siniakova put the match away despite 28 unforced errors to 20 winners, and also dealing with right arm issues on the wet clay. Her first title of the year and first career title came at the beginning of the season at the Shenzhen Open.
Siniakova improved to 2-2 in career finals while Wozniacki dropped to 25-22.
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