Tennis – WTA Finals: Caroline Woziacki Defeats Petra Kvitova
Shielding champion Caroline Wozniacki beat Petra Kvitova for the 1st time in 4 years, with a 7-5 3 6-2 triumph at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
The 28-year-old, Wozniacki, achieved the win in two hours and 19 minutes regardless of requiring treatment on her knee amid the second set.
Her last prevail upon the Czech fourth seed came at the 2014 WTA Finals.
Can’t get enough of the tennis action here at the @WTAFinalsSG! Such amazing effort by @CaroWozniacki and was a shame @Petra_Kvitova seemed Abit lethargic towards the end @wta #WTAFinals #wtafinalssg pic.twitter.com/CnzRVlk7f7
— jeffzac (@Xtinarmy90) October 23, 2018
Elina Svitolina later smashed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 2-6 6-3.
This win put the Ukrainian sixth seed best of the White Group standings with one round-robin match to come on Thursday. She hit 8 aces and required 1 hour and fifty four minutes to win against her Czech opponent.
“Sometimes we disagree on some things and we talk about it or we butt heads once in a while, but I think it’s part of our relationship.”
— WTA (@WTA) October 23, 2018
After Kvitova had committed 16 unforced errors, 2nd seed Wozniacki took an early lead on her third set point.
She requested a physio halfway through the set in the wake of encountering pain in her left knee, before Kvitova, leveled the match in a set in which she anchored four breaks of serve.
Wozniacki broke promptly towards the beginning of the choosing set and could profit by her rival’s weakness to serve for the match.
To EVERYONE who believes Wozniacki’s MTO was gamesmanship, she requested for the trainer after hitting a winner for 30-30 during a game, it’s not like she got broken and immediately stopped to get treatment. She felt the leg buckle and couldn’t run without treatment.
— CaroWozniackiFans (@CaroWozFans) October 24, 2018
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