Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic upsets former WTA World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Ericsson Open Final in Bastad, Sweden.
Siniakova secured her second career title by winning 6-3, 6-4 after nearly two hours on court that shocked the top seeded Wozniacki.
Following the first set in their head-to-head final game, both players took medical timeouts due to their injury. Wozniacki had problems with her left wrist and the 56th-ranked Siniakova with her right arm.
Nonetheless, it was the Czech who managed and earned the victory.
“It’s really amazing for me. Last year was really good, and so I’m so happy that I came back because I couldn’t imagine a better week. Caroline has had such a great season and it’s so much pressure to play against you. I’m sorry I won! I was just enjoying the game even in the tough conditions.” Siniakova said during the trophy presentation
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old Danish have played five finals already in 2017. However, she lost them all in straight sets and finished as a runner up in Doha, Dubai, Miami, Eastbourne and now in Swedish Open as she seeks her 26th career title.
“It was a tough match. Katerina played very well, so congratulations on winning the title. I’m sure we’ll have many more matches. It’s been a good week. I’m looking forward to the US Open Series and the US Open. It’s one of the tournaments where I’ve done my best, and it’s one of my favorite tournaments of the year. I’m excited to go back, see how I can do on the hardcourts and hopefully finish the year strongly.” Wozniacki sadi
The 21-year-old Siniakova was playing in the Swedish Open final for the second year in a row after losing last year to German Laura Siegemund and she will move up nearly 20 spots on both WTA and The Race rankings at No. 39, three spots away from her career-high of No. 36.
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