Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (SportsNetwork.com) - Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki came from behind to defeat Alexandra Dulgheru in Sunday's championship match at the Malaysian Open tennis event.
The top-seeded Danish star overcame the Romanian Dulgheru 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in 1 hour, 50 minutes on the hardcourts at Bukit Resort. Wozniacki broke Dulgheru's serve five times, while the Romanian loser settled for only two breaks on Day 7.
The two-time U.S. Open runner-up played Dulgheru just last week in Doha, with the Dane posting a second-round victory when Dulgheru retired in the second set after winning just one of 10 games played. Wozniacki also won their first meeting five years ago in straight sets at the French Open.
The 24-year-old Wozniacki improved to 23-16 in her career finals, including 1-1 this year. She lost to Venus Williams at a season-opening tournament in Auckland.
The 25-year-old Dulgheru played in a final for the first time in five years. She is now 2-1 in her WTA title matches.
Wozniacki's first-place check is worth $43,000, while Dulgheru pocketed $21,400.