Caroline Wozniacki cruises past Anastasija Sevastova for second China Open title

Ross Houston
October 9, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark holds the trophy after winning the women's final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 7, 2018. "She (Zhang Shuai) is such an incredible player and it was really hard to play against her here", WTA quoted Osaka, as saying.

The 20th-ranked Latvian will face the victor of the semifinal between China's Wang Qiang and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.

Juan Martin del Potro said that he was battling illness after he suffered a shock defeat in the China Open final on Sunday, losing 6-4, 6-4 to unseeded Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.

"As you can see, my game today wasn't as good as it was in the last matches in the tournament".

The Latvian, who retired from the sport in 2013 citing illness and injury, is seeking a second title of the year after her success at the Bucharest Open in July. "It's exciting to feel like I'm playing well at the end of the year", world number two Wozniacki said.

"Then if you win one Grand Slam, they're like, 'Oh, she only won one Grand Slam'". "I'm just thinking one match at a time, and it can only get harder from here".

The Dane won her two Premier Mandatory titles in Beijing in 2010 and in Indian Wells in 2011.

Unseeded Sevastova needed one hour and 31 minutes to win and reach the final, the biggest in her career.

Sevastova, 28, will find herself just outside the top 10 in the rankings after her run in the Chinese capital.

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