Wozniacki earns Eastbourne crown
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:35
The 18-year-old Dane kept her nerve to edge a quality final 7-6 (7/5) 7-5 against her more experienced opponent, who twice came back from a break down in the second set and missed a set point of her own.
Wozniacki, the world number nine, started well and broke Razzano early in the first set only to be pegged back by her determined opponent and dragged into a tie-break, which she won to wrest the advantage.
The favourite looked home and dry when she broke Razzano in the first game of the final set but she reckoned without the tenacity of the Frenchwoman, who aggressively hit back to level.
The crucial moment came in the 10th game of the second set when Razzano failed to convert her single set point chance, Wozniacki holding and breaking her opponent again to give her the chance to serve for the match.
Wozniacki wrapped up victory on her third match point opportunity when Razzano volleyed into the net, raising both arms in triumph after an attractive final lasting one hour and 41 minutes.