The primary spherical robin matches in each teams of the WTA Finals in Singapore offered troubles for the higher-ranked rivals however the 2nd seed and the defending champion Caroline Wozniacki has restored the order within the opening match of the Tuesday's program in White Group, defeating the 4th seed Petra Kvitova 7-5 Three-6 6-2 in two hours and 19 minutes for her first win at this 12 months's elite WTA occasion. This was their 14th assembly and the sixth win for the Dane, the primary since this match in 2014 and 4 straight losses.
This was the 23rd WTA Finals match for Wozniacki (among the many energetic gamers, Serena performed 35 and Radwanska 25), transferring away from Maria Sharapova who stayed on 22, and likewise the 14th win that ties her with Venus Williams whom she beat within the title match final 12 months. This was solely the fourth High 10 match for the Dane in 2018 and her third win, the primary since defeating Kerber in Doha in February! Caroline served at 70% however she misplaced 42% of the factors in her video games, going through 13 break possibilities and saving eight to not less than restrict the injury in her video games.
With 5 breaks of serves suffered, Wozniacki wanted an important efficiency on the return to beat that deficit and emerge as a winner, taking nearly 50% of the factors on Kvitova's serve and breaking her six instances from 9 alternatives. Kvitova bounced again after a good opening set however she stood no likelihood within the decider in opposition to the persistent rival who misplaced simply 5 factors on serve within the closing set, saving the most effective for the final to notch her first win in Singapore.
White Group spherical robin consequence:
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs Petra Kvitova (CZE) 7-5 Three-6 6-2