Wozniacki cruises into Doha final

Updated: 26 February 2011 00:36 IST

Caroline Wozniacki blitzed Marion Bartoli in straight sets to storm into the final of the WTA Qatar Open here on Friday.

Wozniacki cruises into Doha final

Doha:

Caroline Wozniacki blitzed Marion Bartoli in straight sets to storm into the final of the WTA Qatar Open here on Friday.


The world number one, who has been hardly pushed in Doha, once again came up with a commanding display to post a 6-1, 6-1 win and stay on course for a second title inside seven days, following her victory in the Dubai Open last Sunday.

"I am really happy with the way I played today, in fact throughout the tournament," the Danish top seed said.

"I really love playing in Doha and I am very happy that I am in the finals."

Wozniacki said she stuck to her strong point, which is her aggression, to dismantle Bartoli's game.

"It was important for me to start aggressively and keep the momentum, make her run a lot," said Wozniacki, who won in just 65 minutes, converting six of her eight break points and committing just 13 unforced errors compared to her rival's 23.

Wozniacki was on a seven match winning streak when she took the court on Friday, but had lost her two previous clashes against the Frenchwoman, in Stuttgart in 2009 and in Cincinnati last year.

But Bartoli's hopes of a hat-trick of wins against the current hottest player in the world vanished in a jiffy as the Dane established control over the match from the outset, hitting powerful winners on either flank and hardly allowing her rival any space to place her shots.

Wozniacki will now clash with the winner of the second semi-final between Serbian Jelena Jankovic and Russian vera Zvonareva.



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