CAROLINE WOZNIACKI EARNS HER SECOND EASTBOURNE TITLEPUBLISHED July 11, 2018
World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki took home the Eastbourne Championship for the second time on Saturday, defeating Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets for her 29th career title. Runner-up at Eastbourne last year, Caroline line earned a 7-5, 7-6(5) victory in just under two hours. She also took home the Eastbourne championship in 2009.
Caroline began the tournament with victories over Camila Girogi in Round 32 (6-2, 6-3) and World No. 13 Johanna Konta in Round 16 by the score of 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. “We both played really well and I was just out there trying to get one more ball into the court and stay aggressive with the serves and returns,” Caroline said after her hard-fought victory over Konta.
The Dane would move onto the Quarterfinals to meet World No. 8 Ashleigh Barty. This was a tough test, but Caroline’s experience helped her secure a spot in the Semifinal with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Barty.
Awaiting Caroline in the Semifinal was World No. 4 Angelique Kerber. Caroline would go on to reach her third Eastbourne final after saving her match point in a 2-6 7-6(4) 6-4 win.
Almost 10 years since her last victory Nature Valley International, Caroline was thrilled to pick up her second title. “It’s just amazing, it’s been a long time ago since I was here as the winner of this tournament, so it’s great that I can still play almost 10 years later,” Wozniacki said after her victory.