Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sweet, Caroline!

World number 1 Caroline Wozniacki won her fourth straight New Haven title today. She beat qualifier Petra Cetkovska in a final that had to be stopped for rain when the score was 1-1 in the first set. It was a long rain delay, and it was a close set, which Wozniacki won 6-4. Cetkovska appeared to have more to give physically after that, but her level of play dropped, and she rushed too many points, winning just one game in the second set.

It was a wonderful run for Cetkovska, however. She played seven matches, and defeated the likes of Agnieszka Radwanska (whom she also upset at Wimbledon), Marion Bartoli and Li Na. Not bad for someone who had never before played in a WTA final. Wozniacki did what she does best--moved effortlessly around the court and hung in until her opponent snapped and made an error. Wozniacki also displayed a nice variety of shots in New Haven.

The doubles title was taken by 3rd seeds Chuan Chia-Jung and Olga Govortsova. They defeated Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-2.

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