Wozniacki wins 30th title with China Open victory

Aubrey Yates
October 9, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki has won her second China Open title after she defeated Anastasija Sevastova in a commanding 6-3 6-3 victory to maintain her strong form ahead of the WTA Finals in Singapore.

The win cements an impressive year for the Danish star which saw her win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, returning her to the world number one position exactly six years after last holding the top spot. The second seed Dane did not take much time in the Chinese capital, Beijing to clinch her 30th career crown.

In the men's final, Juan Martin del Potro faced Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. "I think I had a dream of that, but I don't know how realistic I really believed that was going to be".

"I feel great being here".

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In the final match, Wozniacki held the opening set with a smash. "She didn't give me any presents, it was tough", said Sevastova.

Medvedev came out of the blocks fast and Nishikori, aiming for his third title at this event, could not cope with the big-hitting Russian who broke his serve at the second time of asking.

The 20th-ranked Latvian will face the victor of the semifinal between China's Wang Qiang and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.

The Latvian, who now owns a 3-4 record in singles finals, as she won 2010 Oeiras, 2017 Mallorca and 2018 Bucharest, and finished runner-up at 2016 Bucharest, 2016 and 2018 Mallorca, had sealed her previous best result at WTA Premier level or above as she reached the semifinals at 2017 Madrid.

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