China’s Zheng Qinyuan wins Women’s Tennis Tour Palermo Open

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(AP) – Chinese No. 26 Chin Wen Chung has won her first Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour singles title.

Chung defeated home-court favorite Jasmine Paolini, ranked 52nd (Italy), 2-1 (6-4 1-6 6-1) in the singles final on the final day of the WTA Tour 34 Palermo Ladies Open (total prize money: €225,480) in Palermo, Italy, on Thursday.

Born in 2002, the 5-foot-11 Chung won her first WTA Tour singles title. She earned 29,760 euros (about $42 million) for her victory.

Chung is coached by renowned Belgian coach Beam Fisette. Fisette has taught top players such as Kim Clijsters (Belgium), Viktoria Azarenka (Belarus), Simona Halep (Romania), Angelique Kerber (Germany) and Naomi Osaka (Japan).

Zheng is the second Chinese player to win a WTA Tour singles title this year after Zhu Lin (No. 40) at the Thailand Open in February.

Zheng, who was ranked as high as 고스톱 No. 19 in May, is expected to climb as high as No. 24 with this win.

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