Woz­ni­acki stands firm to claim WTA Fi­nals ti­tle

Stabroek News - - STABROEK SPORT -

SIN­GA­PORE, (Reuters) - Caro­line Woz­ni­acki’s cruise to the big­gest win of her ca­reer turned into a des­per­ate strug­gle be­fore the Dane fi­nally sub­dued Venus Wil­liams 6-4 6-4 in the WTA Fi­nals ti­tle show­down at an en­thralled Sin­ga­pore In­door Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

The 27-year-old for­mer world num­ber one en­tered the con­test hav­ing lost to the ev­er­green Wil­liams seven times in as many matches but the re­silient Dane served and re­trieved bril­liantly to emerge with a de­served vic­tory af­ter 88 min­utes.

Woz­ni­acki was flaw­less for an hour as she raced to a set and 5-0 lead but Wil­liams is renowned for an in­sa­tiable de­sire to win and the 37-year-old reeled off four games in a row be­fore her in­creas­ingly anx­ious op­po­nent fi­nally closed out the match.

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