Original title: Zheng Qinwen advances to Pan Pacific Tennis Open Women’s Singles Final
Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, September 24. In the women’s singles semifinals of the WTA500 Women’s Tennis Association Tour-Pan Pacific Open held in Tokyo on the 24th, after three hours of fierce battle, the Chinese player Zheng Qinwen won 5:7, 6: 3 and 7:6 (3) reversed and defeated the fourth seed of the tournament, Kudmetova from Russia, and entered the WTA500 singles final for the first time in her career.
In this match, Zheng Qinwen, ranked 36th in the world, entered the state very quickly. After breaking in the fourth game of the first set, he managed to hold his serve, leading 4:1. However, Kudmetova, who is 23 places higher than Zheng Qinwen in the world ranking, broke serve twice and succeeded, reversing the momentum of the match and taking the next set 7:5. In the second set, Zheng Qinwen once again led 4:1. This time, she didn’t give her opponent a chance to overtake and took a set with 6:3 back.
In the final set, both sides entered the “tiebreaker” battle in the strong attack of both sides. Zheng Qinwen scored 4 points after a 2:2 draw to establish the advantage, and finally won the “tiebreaker ” with 7:3 and on to the final.
“It feels great to win this match. Every point I scored today was difficult and important. This is my first time to reach the WTA500 finals, and I’m very happy. “Said Zheng Qinwen.
Zheng Qinwen’s final opponent was Russia’s Samsonova, who eliminated Chinese veteran Zhang Shuai 7-6(4), 6-2 in the other semi-final earlier in the day.
The total prize money of this hard court tennis tournament is 757,900 US dollars, with 32 singles race seats.