Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday lost 6-3, 6-4 to 56th-ranked Katerina Siniakova in the Swedish Open final.
The Dane was in pursuit of winning a first title of the year having previously reached finals in Miami, Eastbourne, Dubai and Doha where she lost in straight sets. A win in Sweden was not meant to be as Siniakova took advantage of Wozniacki’s right elbow injury to win 6-3, 6-4 for a 2nd career title.
Siniakova was also battling an elbow injury of her own during the game, as both players had to take a medical time out in the second set to have their injuries examined by physios. After the first set went to Siniakova 6-3, Wozniacki looked to have gained control of the game at 3-1 of the second set but was let down by her poor serves and eventually losing 6-4 without much of a fight.
It was sheer joy for the 21 year Czech who lost in last year’s Swedish Open
“It’s really amazing for me, Last year was really good, and so I’m so happy that I came back because I couldn’t imagine a better week.” – Siniakova
As a reward for winning the title, Siniakova will move up to at least No. 39 on the new WTA ranking when released tomorrow. While Wozniacki will be unmoved at No.6.