PALERMO, Sicily — Rising Chinese language participant Zheng Qinwen defeated native favourite Jasmine Paolini 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 to win the Palermo Open on Sunday and clinch the primary title of her profession.
Second-seeded Zheng complained a couple of telephone ringing within the stands when she double-faulted on her first match level however then transformed her third probability with a spike.
The 20-year-old Zheng’s earlier finest outcome was second place in Tokyo final 12 months.
Ranked twenty sixth, Zheng is the perfect Chinese language participant, whereas Paolini is No. 52. A 12 months in the past, Zheng was No. 47.
Zheng is coached by Wim Fissette, who beforehand labored with Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka. Zheng made her WTA foremost draw debut in Palermo two years in the past as a qualifier on the clay courts of Nation Time Membership.