|Posted on June 12, 2011 at 7:43 PM|
Wozniacki retains Copenhagen crown
Sunday, June 12, 2011
World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki claimed her fifth tennis title this year as she retained her Copenhagen Open title at home in Denmark on Sunday.
The 20-year-old brushed aside Czech fourth seed Lucie Safarova, winning the final of the indoor hardcourt event 6-1 6-4 in an hour and eight minutes.
Wozniacki did not drop a set throughout the week as she avenged last year's defeat on clay in Stuttgart in their only previous meeting.
"Congratulations to Lucie for a good week and reaching the finals," Wozniacki told reporters after clinching her 17th career success. "I wish her good luck in Eastbourne and in the grass-court season -- hopefully we can both make it far at Wimbledon."
Safarova, seeking her first title since 2008, was unable to continue the battling form that saw her come from a set down in her four other matches -- including a 6-1 4-0 deficit against Petra Martic in the semifinals.
"I'm disappointed, but it was a great week for me and I will be back next year," Safarova said. "Congratulations to Caroline, she played really well today. It must be great for her to win at home -- I can only imagine. I wish her all the best."
The 24-year-old is one of 32 players in the field for next week's event in the south of England, which is headed by world No. 3 Vera Zvonareva, French Open winner Li Na of China and her Paris final opponent Francesca Schiavone
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki (R) and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic (L) lift their trophies after the women's single e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open WTA tennis final match in Farum Arena June 12, 2011. Wozniacki won the match 6-1, 6-4.