Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wozniacki wins Kremlin Cup

Caroline Wozniacki won her 20th WTA singles title today when she defeated top seed Sam Stosur 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Wozniacki won her first 2012 title in Seoul a few weeks ago. To get to the final, the former world number 1 had to take out defending champion Dominika Cibulkova, and she also had to fight a determined Sofia Arvidsson in the semifinals.

The all-Russian doubles final was won by top seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. They defeated 2nd seeds Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova 6-3, 1-6, 10-8.

Meanwhile, Venus Williams won the title in Luxembourg. Williams defeated Monica Niculescu 6-2, 6-3 in the final. Both finalists were unseeded. Niculescu, with partner Irina-Camelia Begu, was also the runner up in the doubles competition. Begu and Niculescu, the 2nd seeds, were defeated 6-3, 6-4 by top seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

Williams beat top seed Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals. The Luxembourg title is Williams' 44th, and her first since she won Acapulco in 2010.


Anonymous said...

Very Happy for Venus to win her 1st tournament in over 2 1/2 years. Wanted Sam to win but congrads to Caro.

Diane said...

I'm happy about it, too. It has to be a big boost for Venus to know that she can go all the way to holding the trophy. And it looks like Woz is someone to keep an eye on--she could be top 10 again soon.