Kerber stuns Wozniacki in Denmark Open finals; Monaco wins clay title
Copenhagen, Denmark (AHN Sports) – Angelique Kerber pulled off one of the best performances in her career, stunning two-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-4, to capture the 2012 Danish e-Boks Open crown Sunday.
Kerber bagged her second career WTA single title as she rallied in each set to end Wozniacki’s 14-game winning streak at the Danish Open.
The German lass trailed 4-3 in the opening salvo before racking up three straight games to take the first set. She was also down 4-1 in the second set before winning five consecutive games in front of a huge Danish crowd at Farum Arena.
“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,” Kerber told CNN Sunday.
Despite losing her Danish Open crown, Wozniacki remains optimistic she will do well in the upcoming clay season.
“Yes, it’s disappointing to lose, but it’s not a disaster. You lose matches sometimes, and today was one of those times. There’s a new match and new tournament coming, so you go on,” Wozniacki told CNN Sunday.
Meanwhile, Juan Monaco bested John Isner, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in an exhausting three-set finals match at the 2012 ATP US Men’s Claycourt Championships.
Monaco snared his third career ATP singles title, breaking Isner’s serves three times to end up victorious in Houston.
A week after helping the United States advance to the semifinal round of the Davis Cup, Isner would have moved to no.8 in the world ranking with a win against Monaco but the American proved too tired to outlast a resilient Monaco.