Caroline Wozniacki defeated Kaia Kanepi Sunday afternoon 6-1, 6-0 to capture the 2012 KDB Korea Open title. Both players were pushed to 6-4 in the third set in the semifinals the day before, so a rebound was key—and it was the top-seeded Wozniacki who unlocked the door, needing just 62 minutes to defeat the third-seeded Kanepi, allowing her just one hold of serve in the fifth game of the match.
Wozniacki was ranked number one in the world as recently as the Australian Open earlier this year, but has slipped to the number 11 spot in the WTA World Singles Rankings.
"I don't really think about the ranking - I'm just happy I won the tournament," Wozniacki said. "I want to enjoy it and be positive - so that's what I'm thinking about right now. I want to build up for the next season and hopefully my results this week will help me move forward and get back to playing my best."
Wozniacki now has 19 WTA titles, the fourth-most among active players after Serena Williams (45), Venus Williams (43) and Maria Sharapova (27).
Wozniacki and Kanepi will fly to Tokyo for this week's Toray Pan Pacific Open. They are seeded 10th and 15th there, respectively, and will open against Bojana Jovanovski and Sílvia Soler-Espinosa, respectively.