Tennis-Wozniacki holds off Bartoli to claim Indian Wells title


Sun, 20 Mar 20:29:00 2011

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki held off a spirited fightback by Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli to win her 14th WTA title with a 6-1 2-6 6-3 victory in the Indian Wells final on Sunday.

The Danish world number one recovered from the surprise loss of the second set to end a marathon baseline slugfest in two hours eight minutes at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Wozniacki, beaten by Serb Jelena Jankovic in last year's final here, broke the 15th-seeded Frenchwoman three times in the final set, sealing victory when her opponent sent a backhand long.

The Dane threw both arms skywards to celebrate her second title of the year, having also triumphed at last month's Dubai championships.


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