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Caroline Wozniacki wins Pan Pacific Open

10-03-2010 12:55 BJT

Top-seed Caroline Wozniacki took on former champion Elena Dementieva in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in the Japanese capital.

The Dane had a 22-2 record since Wimbledon coming into the match.

But it was her Russian opponent and 2006 winner that set the pace, dominating the first set before racing out to a 5-1 lead with forehand winners.

The 20-year-old Wozniacki was struggling and finished with a double fault as the world number ten took the first set 6-1.

Wozniacki's coach gave his player some words of encouragement during the break and it seemed to work as she fought back in the second set.

She showed her athleticism to run to the net and hit a backhand winner past her Russian opponent in the third game of the set.

The Dane continued to show her power to dominate the set as she led 4-2. She leveled the match at one set each on Dementieva's backhand error.

With the scores level at three apiece in the deciding set - the Dane took her opportunity and grabbed the vital break with a backhand error from the Russian to lead 4-3.

And she continued to shine in the next game increasing her lead to 5-3. And a double fault by Dementieva allowed Wozniacki to grab the win 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win the Pan Pacific title.

Wozniacki can grab the women's number one spot with a quarter-final placing at the China Open.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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