In-form Wozniacki Wins in Hong Kong

Former world number one, Caroline Wozniacki lifted her 25th career title after a 6-1 6-7 6-2 victory over Frenchwoman, Kristina Mladenovic in the final of the Hong Kong Tennis Open on Sunday.


Victory in Hong Kong continued an excellent run of form for the Dane, who has now won 19 of her last 22 matches, claiming two titles in the past month.

Wozniacki had struggled to make any meaningful impact in the first half of the year, dropping outside the world’s top 70 at a point, but the 26-year-old has embarked on a late surge to re-establish herself as a formidable force in the women’s game.

Wozniacki started the Sunday’s final strongly, sprinting through the opening set in 31 minutes, but Mladenovic offered more competition in the second set- after receiving some medical attention at the end of the first.

The French youngster dragged the set into a tie break, which she took when Wozniacki failed to clear the net with a backhand.

The anticipated grand stand finish never materialized as Wozniacki regrouped to speed through the final set to clinch her second title of the season.

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