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Zhengzhou Open: Qinwen Zheng Shines on Home Soil, A Journey to Glory!

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In a thrilling Zhengzhou Open showdown, China’s top-ranked player, Qinwen Zheng, emerged as the last standing home competitor and clinched the coveted title on Sunday. Facing Barbora Krejcikova, Zheng displayed incredible tenacity, rallying to a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory after an intense two-and-a-half-hour battle.

The match began with Zheng securing an early break, only to swiftly surrender it to her formidable opponent. Falling behind 2-0 in the set, Krejcikova unleashed an impressive streak, claiming six consecutive games to seize the lead. However, the second set witnessed a role reversal, as Zheng dominated, propelling the contest into the decisive third set.

In the final set, Zheng once more gained the upper hand with a crucial break but managed to hold onto her advantage this time. Securing a second break on Krejcikova’s serve in the ninth game, Zheng had the opportunity to serve out the match, and she did so with unwavering determination.

Qinwen Zheng’s remarkable journey extends beyond the Zhengzhou Open. Prior to her WTA Tour success, she clinched the gold medal at the Asian Games held in her hometown of Hangzhou, China. This impressive victory not only added to her accolades but also secured her a coveted spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Moreover, the Zhengzhou Open crown marks the second title in Zheng’s burgeoning career. It is also her second victory this year and a significant achievement at this level of competition.




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