April 15, 2012
Kerber dumps Wozniacki in Copenhagen
By SPORTS NETWORK
COPENHAHEN, DENMARK - Angelique Kerber took down two-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday's final at the e-Boks Open.
The second-seeded Kerber of Germany beat top-seeded Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 in 98 minutes.
Wozniacki, who grew up in nearby Odense, came into Sunday's match with a 14-0 all-time record at her home event. She won the title in 2010 and 2011.
The former world No. 1 also hadn't dropped a set in her four matches leading up to the final.
Kerber captured her second career title. She won the Paris Indoors back in February and is now 2-1 all-time in finals.
"It was amazing to play in front of this crowd, even though most of them supported Caroline," Kerber said. "It was a great atmosphere and it was good fun to play. And I felt like I had nothing to lose. If I lost the match, it's okay against her. It made me take more chances and I'm glad it worked out."
Wozniacki played in her first final of 2012 after appearing in eight title matches last year. She fell to 18-11 lifetime in finals.
Wozniacki won the only two previous meetings with Kerber, including a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 triumph in the second round of this event last year. The only other matchup ended with a 6-3, 6-4 Wozniacki victory four years ago in Stockholm.
"You always want to win - yes it's disappointing to lose, but it's not a disaster," Wozniacki said. "You lose matches sometimes, and today was one of those times. There's a new match and new tournament coming, so you go on."
Kerber took home $37,000 with the victory.