Sabalenka wins biggest title of career in Wuhan
Aryna Sabalenka is the new Wuhan Open champion after winning the biggest title of her career with a dominating 6-3, 6-3 win over Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the final on September 29 at the Optics Valley International Tennis Center.
Twenty-year-old Sabalenka was making her debut in Wuhan and is the youngest winner of a WTA Premier 5 event since Belinda Bencic won the title in Toronto in 2015. She is also the youngest Wuhan Open champion in the five-year history of the tournament. On winning the trophy, Sabalenka said: "I'm so happy to get this trophy. It's the first final of this kind of tournament, first title."
Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs are the new doubles champions after a 6-3, 6-3 win over Andrea Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova. The Belgian duo had double reason to celebrate since the 900 WTA Ranking points they got for winning the title also secured their place in the year-end BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore this month.
Aryna Sabalenka holding Wuhan Open trophy