Caroline Wozniacki is through to her second straight WTA final, having played ten matches in ten days, and it looks like everything’s sorted in the life of the hard-working Dane, as her tennis career successes are accompanied by a fulfilling love life with new boyfriend and plenty of side ventures such as the SI Swimsuit photoshoot and the most recent one for Elle Denmark.
After finishing runner-up at last week’s washed-out Qatar Total Open in Doha, the world No.15 Wozniacki confidently progressed into the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final, beating Latvian Anastasia Sevastova 6-3 6-4 in the semis. Luckily, the rain didn’t affect this match much, as it was light and only briefly interrupted play once in each set.
The 2011 Dubai champion Wozniacki got 79% of her first serves in and won all 6 of 6 points on her second serve in winning the first set against the 35th-ranked Sevastova. There was only one break point opportunity in the entire set and Wozniacki used that sole chance without hesitation to build a 5-3 lead which quickly translated into 6-3.
In the second set, the tenth-seeded Wozniacki led 3-2 with a break in her hands and even though Sevastova had three break points (40-0) in the sixth game to level the set, Wozniacki saved them all and increased her lead to 4-2. With a series of wonderful forehands, Sevastova later leveled to 4-all, but Wozniacki took charge again and finished the match in 1 hour 26 minutes.
Wozniacki’s opponent in the title match will be seventh seed Elina Svitolina, who defeated top seed Angelique Kerber in the second semifinal.