ANNING, China – Zheng Saisai is the brand new champion of the Kunming Open, beating his compatriot Zhang Shuai 6-Four, 6-1 to win the trophy a fourth time.
It was their first encounter in 5 years – the final time they confronted one another in Kuala Lumpur, in 2014, when Zhang gained 2-6, 6-2, 6- 2; Their solely different assembly earlier than was Sanya's, in 2013, when Zheng was ranked 6-Three, 7-6 (Four).
The primary set was characterised by repeated service breaks. Final 12 months, Zheng broke the service throughout a decent opening match earlier than being thrilled to open a 2-Zero lead.
Zhang – who had already performed in opposition to three factors three factors this week – took over the benefit. within the fourth recreation, stage up earlier than Zheng beats once more.
That is the break of the ninth match that proved decisive, giving itself the prospect to see the primary set within the 6-Four win
The second set was a bit extra decisive. Zheng once more broke within the first match, served on responsibility and broke as soon as extra to run at a Three-Zero lead.
And it was an interruption of service that secured her the match, separating the Zheng service to conclude. a 6-Four victory, 6-1.