Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Siniakova beats Wozniacki, seals second title in Bastad

Caroline Garcia Wozniacki coasts into Bastad semi-finals, Peng in last four in Nanchang
Laurie Berry | 01 August, 2017, 10:19

Katerina Siniakova dispatched Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to earn her second career title at the Swedish Open.

The 56th-ranked Siniakova, who had injury problems of her own, took advantage of Wozniacki's inconsistent serving to win 6-3, 6-4 for her second career title. The Czech stormed out to an early lead over top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the rain-delayed Swedish Open final and never looked back, notching a 6-3, 6-4 triumph.

Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova is through to the last eight after being handed a walkover against sixth seed Kiki Bertens.

"It s really incredible for me", said Siniakova, who was runner-up at the Swedish venue in 2016. Entering the 2017 season she seemed to be a key player on tour and, in a way, she has lived up to some expectations as she is now the World No. 6.

Mertens has won a prize this year, taking her maiden title in January's Hobart International, but she is ranked 55th in the world to Wozniacki's seventh. Han Xinyun will take on Peng after seeing off Arina Rodionova 6-1 7-5. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in the final a year ago. "This week was really tough for me", said Fognini.

Court orders regulators to study airline seat size
Smaller legroom than before in combination with a larger number of passengers can undermine any operation for emergency exit. This may seem like common sense to you, but the FAA didn't seem to think so, because it initially denied the petition.

Despite losing, 25-year-old Hanfmann, the world number 170 who has had a hearing impairment since birth, enjoyed the best result of his career this week in reaching the final, having also knocked out third seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the second round.

Second-seeded John Isner beat Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night in the 6-foot-10 former University of Georgia star's opening match in the BB&T Atlanta Open.

China's Peng Shuai claimed the Jiangxi Open title when she overpowered unseeded Nao Hibino 6-3, 6-2 in a one-sided final.

She is on the players' list for that event, an important one for WTA players to do well in.

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