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Caroline Wozniacki wins her first WTA title of the year after beating Germany's Annika Beck in the final of the Luxembourg Open on Sunday. - EPA
LUXEMBOURG (AFP): Caroline Wozniacki powered to the Luxembourg Open title after defeating Germany's teenager Annika Beck in straight sets in the final on Sunday.
Top seed Wozniacki of Denmark, claimed a 6-2, 6-2 victory to secure her first title since winning the Kremlin Cup in Moscow in 2012. This is the 21st title of her career.
Wozniacki, ranked ninth, who beat this year's Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki in the semi-finals, gave 57th-ranked Beck no opening in their first meeting.
The Dane, an alternate for the season-ending WTA Championships which starts in Istanbul this week, had seen a slump in form with her best result this season being runner-up in Indian Wells.
"This result in Luxembourg is going to give me a lot of confidence," she said.
Beck said she had learnt a lot in a week that saw her reach her first WTA final. Her best previous run was to the semi-finals in Katowice last April.
The 19-year-old said she had "really enjoyed this week full of lessons for the future".
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