Caroline Wozniacki collected her second Beijing title denying US Open semifinalist Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-3.
The title marked Wozniacki’s third of the season and 30th of her career. She won Bejing back in 2010.
“Last time was different,” Wozniacki said. “I was 20 years old. I became No. 1 in the world here for the first time. They didn’t have this stadium yet. It was the other stadium that I played on. A lot has happened since then.”
“I think I just really appreciate still being here, playing well, being able to win these titles. It really means a lot to me.
Sevastova, who upset US Open champion Naomi Osaka in the semifinals, was trying to win her fourth career title, second of the season.
“I think she played solid in the beginning. I had chances in the second set. I think the second set should have been closer. Maybe I had even chances to win it,” Sevastova said.
“But she played solid throughout. She didn’t give me any presents. It was tough. Maybe I was not consistent finishing the points sometimes. That was a deal, making more mistakes than necessary.”
Wozniacki now leads Sevastova 6-0, dropping just one set in all their meetings.
“She’s a really tricky opponent,” the Dane said. “At some point if you don’t feel your absolute best, she can really make you doubt your shots. She doesn’t give you two balls with the same pace. That’s what makes it tricky.”
She also improves to 5-1 in her last six tour finals.
“I feel like I’m playing well,” Wozniacki added. “I think it’s obviously very difficult in Singapore. It’s going to be the top players. You have to play extremely well,” she said.
“This week definitely gives me a lot of confidence. I feel like I’m playing the way I want to be playing right now.”
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