Wozniacki ranked No. 1 after Open win

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Beijing, China - Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki held off U.S. Open and Wimbledon runner-up Vera Zvonareva in Monday's final at the $4.5 million China Open. The championship match was postponed because of rain here on Sunday.

The new world No. 1 Wozniacki bested the second-seeded Zvonareva 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on the hardcourts at the National Tennis Center.

The 20-year-old Wozniacki has now appeared in a tour-leading seven finals this year, going 6-1. She improved to 12-7 in her career finals overall and earned $775,500 for her latest championship.

Wozniacki became the 20th woman to reach No. 1 on Monday, dethroning Wimbledon and Australian Open champ Serena Williams, who has been sidelined since July after having some foot surgery.

The Danish Wozniacki has just two losses in seven events since a fourth- round finish at Wimbledon in July. One of those setbacks came against Zvonareva in the semifinals at the U.S. Open last month.

Wozniacki is now 2-2 versus Zvonareva this season and 3-3 lifetime against the quality Russian.

The 26-year-old Zvonareva fell to 1-5 in her 2010 finals, with her lone title coming in Pattaya City back in February. She lost to Wozniacki in a title tilt in Montreal back in August.

Zvonareva, who is now 10-16 in her overall career finals, earned $387,750 in Beijing, where she was an Olympic bronze medalist two years ago.


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