Wozniacki wins 2nd China Open title, Del Potro stumbles

Wozniacki cruises past Sevastova for second China Open title

On the way to the final, Wozniacki did not lose a single set - the second racket of the world consistently passed Belinda Bencic, Petra Martic, Anette Kontaveit, Katerina Sinyakova and Wang Qiang.

In the set, she steamrolled to take a double-break 4-1 lead and held to it until the score was 4-3.

It's been nothing if not a consistent performance from Wozniacki here in Beijing this year.

"I could see Juan was sick today", Basilashvili said.

"It was one of my best tournaments ever", said the runner-up.

Wozniacki's first triumph at the China Open came some eight years ago, in 2010.

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Sunday's win was her second at the event in 10 years and it now takes her to 30 career titles on the WTA circuit. "I think he deserved to win because I couldn't play at my best level".

The Latvian - featuring in her first WTA Premier final after overcoming Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals - responded with a break of her own, but she made 21 errors in the second set alone as the Australian Open champion reeled off the last three games to triumph.

"By the third match, I thought I played really great tennis". Sevastova, who has been managing a stomach muscle injury since the round of 16, broke back to give herself a chance to mount a comeback. Then after number one in the world, I wanted to win a Slam, then I wanted to lift trophies.

Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev stunned home favourite Kei Nishikori in the final to claim the Japan Open title after a comfortable 6-2 6-4 victory in Tokyo yesterday.

Sevastova is set to move up to 12th in the new world rankings on Monday despite missing out on her third title of the season.

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