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Wozniacki wins WTA title in Istanbul

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ISTANBUL - Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1 6-1 yesterday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year.

Top-seeded Wozniacki needed only 67 minutes against the 24th-ranked Italian at the hard-court Koza World of Sport Complex.

Wozniacki won 76 per cent of points on her first serve — compared to just 43 per cent for Vinci — and also saved all six break points against her.

"I'm happy to have won my 22nd WTA title — it's a great feeling. I'm happy how the final went today.

"I served well and pushed her around the court, and I really dictated the match," said Wozniacki.

Vinci added: "I tried to play aggressively like always but made a lot of mistakes.

"It's tough to play like that against Caroline because she puts everything back in the court, and it was tough for me to stay in the rallies today.

"But I'm happy with my week and Caroline just played much better than me."

The women are now 2-2 in head-to-head with Vinci beating the Dane when she was the top-ranked player in 2011.

The 24-year-old Wozniacki, now ranked 15th, has won at least one WTA title every year since 2008.

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