Caroline Wozniacki defeats Venus Williams to win the WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki defeated Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 to win the season-ending WTA finals in Singapore.

Both women had to work hard to make it to final with Wozniacki beating Karolina Pliskova in the semis while Venus saw off Caroline Garcia.

Fifth seed Williams was favourite for the final as she held a 7-0 head-to-head record over Wozniacki but the day would belong to the Dane.

The first set was a tense affair with both ladies trading breaks of serve and it was former world number one Wozniacki that would take the set 6-4.

The 27-year old stormed into a 5-0 lead in the second set but Venus won four straight games to claw her way back to 5-4. The Singapore crowd were behind the 10-time grand slam champion at this point but Wozniacki sealed victory by converting her second championship point.

An over-joyed Wozniacki who spoke to BT Sport after her victory said “It feels amazing, I can’t believe i am here as the winner.”

“Venus Williams is a great player and she made it very, very difficult for me. This is my biggest title to date.”

Indeed it is the two-time US Open finalist’s biggest title as she was runner-up of the season ending tournament back in 2010 and is yet to win to a grand slam. It is also Wozniacki’s second title of 2017 after winning the Pan-Pacific Open in Tokyo last month.


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Francis Joseph
Francis is a sports analyst for Royal FM, Yenagoa and a student of Political Science at Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Bayelsa State. Writing and analysing sports is his passion.

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