SINGAPORE — Caroline Wozniacki gained the largest title of her profession when she beat Venus Williams 6-Four, 6-Four within the WTA Finals on Sunday.
The Dane accomplished the victory with a backhand down the road on a second match level for her 60th match victory of the season.
The 27-year-old Wozniacki’s greatest earlier end result on the WTA Finals was reaching the ultimate in 2010.
Williams, who hoped to win a 50th profession title on Sunday, is the one participant at this 12 months’s WTA Finals who did not win a title in the course of the season.
The 37-year-old Williams appeared within the finals of three of the 5 most prestigious tournaments of the season: the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and right here in Singapore.
Williams, who gained the WTA Finals title in 2008, had gained all seven earlier matches towards Wozniacki.
“Eight is my fortunate quantity, so I hoped if I used to be going to beat her no less than as soon as in my profession it could be as we speak,” Wozniacki stated. “I simply went on the market and did my greatest.”
Wozniacki raced to a 5-Zero lead within the second set earlier than Williams mounted a late comeback try.
“I did not appear to provide you with my greatest tennis till it was too late,” Williams stated. “I am going to attempt to play slightly higher earlier subsequent time. That could be plan.”
Woznicki dropped serve when she was serving for the primary set at 5-Three, after which dropped serve when serving for the match within the seventh and ninth video games of the second set.
“I am nonetheless shaking,” Wozniacki stated. “I used to be up 5-Zero after which Venus began upping her recreation. She went for her photographs, began serving into my physique. I am simply so comfortable I managed to win in the long run.”