The second seeded Caroline Wozniacki continued with her brilliant form at the China Open to complete a title victory at the final of the tournament.
Wozniacki had won her first ever title at the WTA Beijing in 2010 and she repeated that feat for the second time today. She defeated Sevastova 6-3, 6-3 to complete the title victory without dropping a single set in the entire tournament.
With this title victory, Wozniacki has now moved to 30 wins on the WTA circuit, including 22 on hard courts, including the first one in 2010 here itself. That win in 2010 had helped her jump to the number two spot in the WTA Rankings for the first time in her career.
The match went on expected lines as the pre-match favourite Wozniacki took a 4-1 lead in the first set against Sevastova. The world no.20 lost the opening set but responded hard in the second set despite falling 4-1 down in the second set as well.
Sevastova came back with a break of serve and was on the verge of breaking the Dane yet again, getting three break points in the eighth game before losing it. A win in that game would have levelled the set at 4-4 and allowed her some momentum but from there on it was all Wozniacki.
The problem for Sevastova was her 35 unforced errors and winning just one of the eight break-points she had in the match. 21 of those errors came in the second set, with Wozniacki having made those many in the whole match.
Wozniacki defeated Belinda Bencic in round one, Petra Martic in the second round, Anett Kontaveit in the third, Katerina Siniakova in the last-eight before overcoming Wang Qiang in the semis to enter the title-decider.