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Wozniacki overcomes distraction to claim victory over Sharapova in WTA Finals

Wozniacki overcomes distraction to claim victory over Sharapova in WTA Finals

October 22, 2014

SINGAPORE, Oct 21 — Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova’s bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals today. The Dane grabbed the final qualifying spot in the eight-woman field but it was world number two Sharapova who looked the lower ranked player at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium, as some stunning winners were lost in a wave of 76... Read more

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