Danish delight for Wozniacki

Home favourite Caroline Wozniacki claimed the Danish Open crown after a straight-sets victory over Klara Zakopalova in Sunday’s final.

Wozniacki, seeded number one for the inaugural event, had stuttered on her way to the final but then needed only 78 minutes to see off her Czech opponent 6-2 7-6 in Copenhagen.

Zakopalova shocked second seed Li Na in the last four but could not carry the momentum into the showdown with Wozniacki as she was broken twice in a quick first set.

The world number three lost her serve for the only time in the match at 2-2 in the second set with the seventh seven seed taking advantage of a costly double fault.

But Wozniacki hit back in the eighth game in the set, comfortably breaking to bring the set on course for a tie-break.

In the breaker, the 20-year-old surged into a 6-1 lead before squandering four match points to give Zakopalova hopes of a let-off.

However, Wozniacki eventually closed out the contest on her fifth match point to take her second WTA title of the year.

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