Caroline Wozniacki was handicapped with an injury on the Sunday final for the Swedish Open and lost it to Katerina Siniakova.
This would be the second career title Siniakova, ranked at 56, and was also playing with injury problems of her own. Capitalizing on Wozniacki’s deprived serves, she managed to seal her victory 6-3, 6-4.
Siniakova later said, “I couldn’t imagine a better week. I’m so happy that I won. I was just enjoying the game.”
Meanwhile, Wozniacki has now lost her fifth final of 2017 in straight sets just like the previous four. Since the time she was the world No. 1 in 2011, she has been gunning for her first title on the clay court and 26th in her entire career. However, the injury had plagued both players and it seems Wozniacki had a little more to worry about than her opponent.
“It was a tough match,” Wozniacki said of the final. “Katerina played very well.” Both she and Siniakova had to take medical timeouts after the first set. Siniakova had to examine her right arm and Wozniacki, her left wrist.
Wozniacki played well to go a break up at 3-1, her next two service games exploited her injury terribly and she ended up losing both and affording Siniakova a distinct advantage.
It was second time’s the charm for Siniakova with this year’s Swedish Open final after losing last year’s title to Laura Siegemund of Germany.