WTA Istanbul Cup: Top seed Caroline Wozniacki beats Roberta Vinci in final

Last Updated: 20/07/14 10:53pm

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Caroline Wozniacki: Claimed her first title of the season in Istanbul

Caroline Wozniacki: Claimed her first title of the season in Istanbul

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Top seed Caroline Wozniacki landed her first title of the season as she thrashed Roberta Vinci in the final of the WTA Istanbul Cup.

On the day former fiancé Rory McIlroy won the Open Championship at Hoylake, Wozniacki produced an impressive display of her own as she overwhelmed Vinci to emerge a 6-1 6-1 winner.

The Dane’s success was built around solidity on her own serve as she fended off all six break-points earned by Vinci.

She was clinical on return too, breaking her rival five times in total as she romped to the 22nd WTA win of her career in just 67 minutes.

"I'm happy to have won my 22nd WTA title, it's a great feeling,” she told reporters. “I'm happy how the final went today. I served well and pushed her around the court, and I really dictated the match.             

Vinci added: "I tried to play aggressively like always but made a lot of mistakes. It's tough to play like that against Caroline because she puts everything back in the court, and it was tough for me to stay in the rallies today.

“But I'm happy with my week and Caroline just played much better than me."

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WTA Istanbul Cup 2014

Caroline Wozniacki: Through to first WTA final this season

Wozniacki faces Vinci in final

Top seeds Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci will face each other in Sunday's final of the Istanbul Cup.

Caroline Wozniacki: The Dane is on course to reach her first WTA Tour final this season

Wozniacki battles through

Caroline Wozniacki battled to a three-set win over Karolina Pliskova to reach the semi-finals of the Istanbul Cup.

Roberta Vinci of Italy in the quarter-finals

Vinci into last eight

Roberta Vinci reached the quarter-finals of the Istanbul Cup following her victory over Alexandra Dulgheru on Thursday.

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