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Caroline Wozniacki wins new Haven Open

08-29-2011 08:40 BJT

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When the US Open finally gets underway, women's world number one Caroline Wozniacki will be attempting to break through and win her first grand slam. Wozniacki, should head in with plenty of confidence though, after picking up a win in Saturday's final of the New Haven Open.

Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska, the underdog facing three time defending Champion Caroline Wozniacki in the final.

Both players initially struggling to find any rhythm on their serve in a tight first set.

Eventually with the set back on serve, Wozniacki led 5-4 to leave her opponent having to hold serve to keep the set alive.

Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, hits a forehand during her match against Petra
Cetkovska, of the Czech Republic, in the finals of the New Haven Open tennis tournament
in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Play was suspended during the third
game of the first set due to rain. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

At the set point, a long rally brought the crowd to their feet, Wozniacki smashing down several lobs before Cetkovska eventually put a groundstroke long to surrender the first set 6-4.

And the slow starting world number one found her form back in the second set, Wozniacki cruised to a commanding 4-1 lead.

She then broke her opponent with ease before holding an emphatic service game to love, after Cetkovska sent the return long, Wozniacki took a straight-set victory, 6-4 6-1.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot to Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic
during the final of the New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara at the
Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven, Connecticut. Wozniacki won her fourth
consecutive title at the WTA New Haven Open on Saturday, downing Cetkovska 6-4, 6-1
and running her event win streak to 17 matches

The morale boosting win should serve as ideal US Open preparation for Wozniacki, as the world number one keeps hunting for her first ever Grand Slam title in the US Open.

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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