Wozniacki swats aside Sevastova to wear Beijing crown

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki has already qualified for the season-ending WTA Finals where she is the defending champion

Naomi Osaka of Japan walks on the court after being treated by a trainer during her women's semi-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 6, 2018.

US Open champion Naomi Osaka said that she apologised to beaten opponent Zhang Shuai for her emotional behaviour in their roller-coaster China Open quarter-final yesterday.

Wozniacki claimed her first China Open title in 2010 when she jumped to top the WTA rankings for the first time.

Yet to drop a set in Beijing, Sevastova continued that ideal run with a 6-4 6-4 success over the US Open champion, who looked some way below her best and was treated for a lower back problem towards the end of the contest.

In the men's final, Juan Martin del Potro faced Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. The 45th-ranked Zhang - with the crowd on her side - raced into an early lead against an unusually erratic Osaka, who had won 24 of her previous 28 games. "I'm just, like, "Oh, I guess I have to do more, to be better".

"I feel great being here".

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However, another break of serve settled the match allowing Sevastova to serve it out to reach the biggest final of her career.

If she wins against Wozniacki, Sevastova will rise to world number 11 but only to world number 12 if she loses.

"I also want to thank and apologise to Anastasija for today".

"I'm kind of happy that I was able to get this far".

"Having done everything, all of that, it's pretty incredible".

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