Wozniacki wraps up perfect Wimby preparations
Originally published on: 26/02/10 11:36
Caroline Wozniacki won the fifth title of her career in Eastbourne on Saturday but insisted afterwards that she isnt thinking about the damage she could do at Wimbledon.
The 18-year-old world No.9 came through a close encounter with Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano 7-6, 7-5 to claim the 2009 AEGON International at Devonshire Park.
The title brings Wozniackis Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tally to five after victories in Stockholm, New Haven and Tokyo last year and Ponte Vedra Beach earlier in 2009.
“I’m really pleased to have won my fifth title, the Dane said afterwards.
It’s my first title on grass so that means a lot to me. I’ve beaten some great players, some great grass court players.
This tournament had a very strong field. I just want to celebrate – I’m not thinking about Wimbledon yet!”
The mens title went to second seed Dmitry Tursunov of Russia who finally ended the dream run of Canadian Frank Dancevic, a qualifier.
Tursunov did his chances of a Wimbledon run no harm with a 6-3, 7-6 victory at the south coast resort.
“Whether it’s winning Wimbledon, Eastbourne, a Challenger of Futures event, or beating your grandmother in checkers, winning is always better than losing so it’s great to get through the week like this, the Russian said.
In ‘s-Hertogenbosch at the Ordina Open, Thailands Tamarine Tanasugarn ended another week to remember in the Netherlands by successfully defending the title she won 12 months earlier.
Tanasugarn clinched a rare double with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Belgian wild card Yanina Wickmayer.
The mens title went to German Benjamin Becker, who became the first qualifier to win an ATP World Tour tournament this season as he beat Dutch wild card Raemon Sluiter 7-5, 6-3.
In the doubles ATP World Tour doubles title together after edging past Johan Brunstrom and Jean-Julien Rojer 7-6(3), 6-7(8), 10-5.
It was Moodies second title in as many weeks after winning at Queens with Russian Mikhail Youzhny. He also made the final of the French Open with Norman.