Wozniacki Wows in WTA Eastbourne Final

by Staff | June 30th, 2018, 8:53 pm

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki came back from a break down in both sets to defeat Aryna Sabalenka 7-5, 7-6(5) for the Nature Valley International title on Saturday in Eastbourne, Great Britain.
“It’s been a long time ago since I was here as the winner of this tournament, so it’s great that I can still play almost 10 years later,” said Wozniacki, the 2009 winner, who in the first set fought off set points.

Sabalenka lead 5-3 with set points before Wozniacki reeled off four straight games. In the second set the Belarusian served for the set at 5-4, again failing to close.

Sabalenka was +17 for winners over Wozniacki, but was undone by her +22 unforced errors as opposed to the Dane.

The 20-year-old Sabalenka was appearing in her first Premier-level final. She beat former No. 1 Karolina Pliskova en route to the final, with all her matches prior to the final going three sets.

“I will remember playing 17 sets this week!” Sabalenka said afterwards. “This is what I will remember from this tournament, it’s been amazing.”

Sabalenka dropped to 0-3 in career finals, her second of 2018 after Lugano.

The 27-year-old Wozniacki collected her second title of the year after the Australian Open and improved to 29-24 in career finals. She was also runner-up at Auckland this year, and during the next two weeks at Wimbledon will have a chance of wrestling the world No. 1 ranking away from Simona Halep.

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12 Comments for Wozniacki Wows in WTA Eastbourne Final

Madmax Says:

Fantastic news for Caroline. She is really riding a wave right now.

AndyMira Says:

Yooohooo Witch From Welsh!…U didn’t participate in TDC this week Boss??Awwww!….U will hurt jalep’s heart u know!!…Besides,u will miss the chance kicking my cow’s backside too!…Hehehe…She’s participating in TDC this week!…


Margot Says:

AM: I thought as Jalep was doing one on here for tennisx, the other one might be defunct? And then I forgot…..
Can kick your cow on tennisxWTA, no worries……;)
Did two, went for Sloane on one and Petra in the other. Who you? Woz looked very good at Eastbourne and was going to do another, but ran out of steam. I mean have you see HOW MANY I’ve done on ATP? Completely OTT, but one is wild.

AndyMira Says:

M!….Oh!U forgot!!!Heh heh heh!…And i knew u did 4 M!!…Whooo!!…U want to kick everyones backside that much??Ohohohohohoho!!….Way to go M!!…

Btw…I just participate 1 Bracket for jalep’s TourneyTopia…My cow’s Bracket failed to enter!Urgh!!

Margot Says:

I thought Farah Diba was you.

AndyMira Says:

Of coz FD was ME M!!….U forgot i ‘created’ FD especially to root for Andy’s surged to No 1 in 2016??

AndyMira Says:

And M!…My Bracket is on it’s way to DOOMLAND!!…hehehe….I picked Sloane till semis & Ryba till QF…Both of them were OUT now!!…In fact players who went deep in lead up Tourneys failed BIGLY today !!…URRRGHHHH!!….Stressed!!

Margot Says:

Lol AM you really should be on the tennis one because……in one of mine I picked Sloane to WIN! Oh how you could laugh and laugh at me going one worse than you. And Ryba too, I picked deep. Ouch!

Margot Says:

FD is entered honey.

AndyMira Says:

FD was there M!…But my cow,MJME is not!!…That’s where i picked Vekic over Sloane!…Oh God!!…

Today’s result r CRAZY so far Boss!…Keys,Rodina,Cirstea,Dulgheru,Wickmayer,Petkovic &[ many more i guess]…All of them r not playing or just playing 1 lead up Tourney…And yet they’re ALL won today!!…God!How crazy is that??..

And yeah!…We’re all suffered M!!Hehehe…I wonder which one of us who will come out less damaged than others!Wooohooooo!!….This is soooo fun!!

Margot Says:

Phew…at least picked Keys to go deep. In my Sloane disaster bracket, I picked Woz to go deep, watch her go out next….

AndyMira Says:

Oh!..I picked Woz to the final M!..And lost to Petra there…But,Petra is struggling in the heat…So…let’s see what happen next week…Btw…Keys won M!..So..that’s good!

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