Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall.
The win came on the same day came on the same day her former fiancée, Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy, captured the British Open.
Top-seeded Wozniacki needed only 67 minutes against the 24th-ranked Italian at the hard-court Koza World of Sport Complex. Wozniacki won 76 per cent of points on her first serve — compared to just 43 per cent for Vinci — and also saved all six break points against her.
“I served well and pushed her around the court,” Wozniacki said.
The two players are 2-2 in head-to-heads with Vinci beating the Dane when she was the top-ranked player in 2011.
The 24-year-old Wozniacki climbed two places to 13 in the latest WTA rankings published on Monday. She has won at least one WTA title every year since 2008.