Wozniacki takes the fourth position on the WTA list

October 7, 2018 7:13 pm

The reigning Australian Open champ, Caroline Wozniacki is back on the courts of WTA. The second seed Dane did not take much time in the Chinese capital, Beijing to clinch her 30th career crown. The 2010 champion in China dispatched the Latvian, Anastasija Sevastova to seize her second title in Beijing. With this victory, Wozniacki ameliorated her winning record to  5-0 against her opponent. The Dane generally has a habit of concluding her tennis season which an impact. Wozniacki played 55 matches this year and lost just 15 of them. In addition to that, she did not drop a set during the China Open tournament.

Beijing 2018

In the final match, Wozniacki held the opening set with a smash. In the set, she steamrolled to take a double-break 4-1 lead and held to it until the score was  4-3. Later, she saved three break points and converted her third championship point as Sevastova hit a wide forehand. Wozniacki is 1000 points away from the World Number one ranking and to dethrone Simona Halep. Sevastova has had the best season so far and will rise to a career-high ranking of 12 in the world. “She didn’t give me any presents, it was tough,” said Sevastova.

The Dane plays a volley

The 6-3, 6-3 victory against the World Number 20 Latvian, gives Wozniacki the fourth position among active players on the WTA’s title list. She’s trailing behind Serena (72) and Venus Williams (49), and Maria Sharapova (36). “I’m just happy to have reached 30 today, I’m going to enjoy that,” said Wozniacki. “As a little kid, I had a dream of becoming a professional tennis player, becoming number one in the world. Then after number one in the world, I wanted to win a Slam, then I wanted to lift trophies. Having done everything, all of that, it’s pretty amazing. I think I had a dream of that, but I don’t know how realistic I really believed that was going to be.”

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