Caroline Wozniacki defeated Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-3 to win the China Open and her third WTA title of the year on Sunday.

The victory was also the Dane’s second in Beijing, eight years after the first.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts after beating Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the women’s singles final in the China Open at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The unseeded Sevastova downed U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka in the semifinal, but couldn’t handle the second-seeded Wozniacki’s punishing groundstrokes.

Though Sevastova threatened late in the second set, Wozniacki broke her in the ninth game to wrap up the title, the 30th of her career.

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return shot while competing against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the women’s singles final in the China Open at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Wozniacki said eight was her lucky number and, having won in Beijing eight years ago, she “felt it was my year.”

In the men’s final, Juan Martin del Potro faced Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.

Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia hits a return shot while competing against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the women’s singles final in the China Open at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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Source: The Associated Press

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