CHARLESTON, South Carolina, April 11 (AFP): World number one Caroline Wozniacki captured her third title of 2011 on Sunday, launching her clay court season with a victory over Elena Vesnina in the Family Circle Cup final.
The top-seeded Dane defeated Vesnina 6-2, 6-3 to add the title to those she won at Dubai and Indian Wells, California, and admitted the triumph on Charleston�s green clay had her looking ahead to the red clay of Roland Garros.
�I feel confident and I know I can win a Slam,� said Wozniacki, who has climbed to number one without triumphing in one of tennis� four major championships. �It�s all about getting everything together,� added Wozniacki, whose best Grand Slam finish was runner-up at the 2009 US Open.
She had a match point against Li Na but eventually fell to the Chinese player in the semi-finals of this year�s Australian Open.
�The draw has to fit, I have to play well for two weeks, things like that all have to work together,� Wozniacki said. She showed her toughness this week. She dropped just one set in five matches, to Yanina Wickmayer in the quarter-finals, and defeated former number one Jelena Jankovic in straight sets to reach the final here for the second time.
Wozniacki saved all four break points she faced against 56th-ranked Vesnina, including two in the seventh game of the second set to douse the Russian�s best chance to mount a challenge.
�I mean sometimes you feel like she�s everywhere on the court,� Vesnina said.
Vesnina Russian managed to hold on under pressure through much of the second frame, fending off five break points before Wozniacki finally broke for a 5-3 lead.