Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sport Shorts: Venus Williams Tops Wozniacki for Title

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sport Shorts: Venus Williams Tops Wozniacki for Title

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Venus Williams defeats Wozniacki for title

Venus Williams turned back the clock with a vintage performance to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday's final of the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.

Wozniacki swept through the first set in 30 minutes on the back of a series of unforced errors by Williams and she seemed headed for her 23rd career title when she broke in the opening game of the second set.

But Williams turned the momentum from the middle of the set, breaking back and then going on the offensive with a more accurate serve and with powerful forehand groundstrokes.

Other tennis news * David Ferrer won his 22nd career ATP title when he defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 in the Qatar Open final on Saturday.

* Maria Sharapova claimed her 34th career title with a victory at the Brisbane (Australia) International, hours after Roger Federer moved within one win of a triple-zero milestone. Top-seeded Sharapova had a 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Ana Ivanovic in the women's final. Federer has a chance to go into the Australian Open with 1,000 career wins after beating fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 6- 2, 6-2 in the semifinals. Federer will face Milos Raonic, who beat Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4). …

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