Tennis

Wozniacki triumphs in Moscow

2012-10-21 14:24
Caroline Wozniacki (AP)

Moscow - Third seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark won the WTA Kremlin Cup here on Sunday beating Australian top seed Samantha Stosur in the final.

Former world No 1 Wozniacki won 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 for her 20th career title and second this year to level her head-to-head record with ninth-ranked Stosur at 3-3.

Wozniacki, currently 11th in the world, broke early for a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Stosur broke back in the fifth game but failed to level as the Dane produced two more breaks to take the opening set in 37 minutes.

Stosur, the 2011 US Open champion, fought back in the second set to level at one set all after one hour 20 minutes on court.

The 28-year-old Australian started the deciding set with an immediate break to grab the 2-0 lead but Wozniacki broke back in the sixth to level at three games all.

In the 12th game Wozniacki made the deciding break to win the set and the match in 2hr 13min when Stosur, who survived two match points, sent the ball off the court with a forehand cross.

"It was a tough match and it could have gone either ways," Wozniacki said in Russian after the match. "You win some, I win some but that's sport," she said to Stosur.

Wozniacki received a silver Cartier trophy and a $122 000 cheque, while runner-up Stosur pocketed $66 250.

The men's final between second seed Andreas Seppi of Italy and Brazilian fourth seed Thomaz Belucci is later on Sunday.

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