US Open Series: Caroline Wozniacki beats Elena Vesnina to Win Pilot Pen title in New Heaven
Caroline Woznicki defeated Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-4 to win her second consecutive Pilot Pen tennis championship.
Wozniacki’s championship was her sixth, third this year, and she did not drop a single set in her five matches this week.
“Now it’s my time,” she said. “It’s my turn to win some tournaments. I just feel I’ve had a great year. I’m so happy that it’s my name coming up a lot of times now.”
Wozniacki broke Vesnina’s serve on the match’s first game, and didn’t look back, winning in 1 hour, 16 minutes.
Vesnina was making just her second appearance in a final. She appeared to have a chance when she broke Wozniacki to even the second set at 3-3. But Wozniacki broke right back, and went on for the straight-set win.
“I don’t do any excuses for today because Caroline, she was too good for me today,” Vesnina said. “I was doing a lot of unforced errors. Caroline, she’s a very good defending player.”
Wozniacki was unseeded when she won here a year ago. This year, she came ranked No. 9 in the world and seeded second.
“It’s really surprised me how fast everything has been going and that I’m right now 8 or 9 in the world,” she said. “That’s just amazing at age of 19, being one of the youngest players out there. Yeah, I mean, it’s what I’ve been working for so hard. I’m happy everything is going my way.”
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