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Wozniacki races to Korea Open title

ESPN staff
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Caroline Wozniacki dropped one game in the final © Getty Images
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Caroline Wozniacki was barely challenged as she strolled to the Korea Open crown on Sunday, beating Kaia Kanepi in 62 minutes.

Top seed Wozniacki lifted her 19th career WTA title with a dominant 6-1 6-0 triumph, ending a trophy drought that stretched back to August 2011. Victory also earns her a cheque for $122,300 on a day when Kanepi simply did not feature.

The Estonian lost her first two service games to fall 4-0 down early in the contest, although she did threaten to snatch one of those breaks back in the sixth game. Wozniacki resisted two break points, before she clinched the first set in 36 minutes.

Kanepi simply had no answer to prevent Wozniacki dictating the match, with the Dane hitting a series of cross-court winners. Kanepi was constantly on the back foot, and her defence left plenty to be desired.

Wozniacki's previous two visits to the Korea Open both ended with first-round defeats, but this time she was the last woman standing as she raced through the second frame. She eventually wrapped up the title for the loss of one set in the entire competition.

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