Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Caroline Wozniacki clinches her first WTA title of 2014

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark holds up her trophy after her victory against Roberta Vinci of Italy in their tennis final match at the Istanbul Cup in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, July 20, 2014.

AP

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.

Story continues below advertisement

"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.

Report an error
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.