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Singles - Final: (2) Angelique Kerber def. (1) Caroline
Wozniacki 6-4 6-4
This should really give Caroline Wozniacki something to think about. And not anything pleasant. It wasn't particularly close; Wozniacki was broken six times while breaking four. Wozniacki won only 45% of first serve points, and 28% of second serve points. Ugh.
To be sure, Angelique Kerber has been having an incredible year. Especially indoors. She won her first title at Paris. Now this. She is 22-6 on the year, and has only one opening round loss (at Miami). Little wonder she is up to #14; the only question is, where was she hiding all this game for so long?
Wozniacki was #6 win or lose. But she was the defending champion, and those points will come off eventually, and she has done nothing this year. Her record is a respectable 17-7, and she has 1611 points in her seven events -- but at about 250 points per event over 16 events, that projects out to a year-end ranking around #10. She really needs to figure out what is wrong.
Doubles - Final: (3) Date-Krumm/Fujiwara def. Arvidsson/Kanepi 6-2 4-6 10-5 (Match TB)
Doubles was not Kimiko Date-Krumm's thing in her first career, but things have changed. This is now her second WTA doubles title in the last year; she also won Osaka with Zhang. Plus she won some Challengers.
Rika Fujiwara seems to have a thing about older countrywomen. First it was Ai Sugiyama. Now Date-Krumm. It seems to be working. She has a pile of Challenger titles over the years, including the 2008 Tokyo $50K with Date-Krumm, but now she can finally boast a WTA win....