Wozniacki wins second straight Ponte Vedra title
PONTE VEDRA BEACH: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki erased a 4-1 second-set deficit to defeat Olga Govortsova 6-2, 7-5 Sunday and win this WTA Tour green clay tournament for the second straight year.
The world number two from Denmark took her winning streak here to 10 matches as she denied the unseeded Belarussian a first WTA singles title.
Govortsova had a chance to even the match at a set apiece with a set point at 5-4 in the second, but her attempt to volley into an invitingly open court instead found the net.
That game lasted 22 points, and she lost it on one of her eight double faults.
"I think that broke her a little bit," Wozniacki said. "At 5-all I had the advantage that point."
"I got a little tired after that," she said.
Wozniacki said that allowed her to be a bit more aggressive.
"I believed that I could go for it a little more when I had my opportunity," Wozniacki said. "It was important for me that I was the one opening the court and I was the one dictating the points."
Wozniacki, 19, claimed her seventh WTA title and her first of this year. She was runner-up to Jelena Jankovic at the prestigious Indian Wells hardcourt tournament in March.
"I know I belong," said Wozniacki, who made a scintillating run to the US Open final last year. "I''ve got to believe I can do it and if someone wants to beat me they have to play very well."