DUBAI Seventh seed Elina Svitolina overpowered previous planet variety one Caroline Wozniacki 6-four 6-2 to declare the Dubai Open up on Saturday, the sixth, and greatest, title of her job.
Ukrainian Svitolina, who stopped Angelique Kerber from returning to the prime of the rankings by beating the German in Friday’s semi-finals, triumphed in one hour 28 minutes.
Svitolina transformed one of her four split details against the Dane, winner in 2011, in the opening established to transfer in advance and dominated thereafter.
The 22-yr-aged, who dropped only one established in the course of the 7 days, will transfer into the WTA’s prime 10 for the to start with time just after commencing the 7 days ranked 13th.
“I dreamed all my lifestyle to be in the prime 10, so it truly is an amazing feeling to enter the prime 10 by successful the match,” she said in a courtroom-aspect job interview. “I am pretty thrilled for the period.
“I performed some amazing tennis this 7 days. It really is a to start with trophy for me in these a big match.”
Tenth seed Wozniacki experienced been hoping to grow to be only the 3rd participant to acquire multiple titles in Dubai, signing up for Justine Henin and Venus Williams who received the title four and 3 situations respectively.
Rather, for the 2nd 7 days functioning she fell at the remaining hurdle, acquiring misplaced to Karolina Pliskova in Doha previous 7 days, as she continues her comeback just after an personal injury-strike 2016.
“It has been a good two weeks — two finals, plenty of matches. I’m now thrilled to be again,” said Wozniacki.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman Enhancing by Neville Dalton/Andrew Equally)