Elite Trophy: Ashleigh Barty beats Wang Qiang for largest singles profession title
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty claimed the most important singles title of her profession with victory within the WTA Elite Trophy closing in Zuhai, China.
Barty, ranked 19th on this planet, beat China’s Wang Qiang 6-Three 6-Four to say her third WTA title.
She saved 4 of six break factors and hit 22 winners to Wang’s 15 as she closed out victory in 83 minutes.
“I am trying ahead to a little bit of vacation after which preparing for the Australian summer season,” Barty, 22, mentioned.
Barty raced to a 4-Zero lead within the opening set earlier than 22nd-ranked Wang compelled the match again on serve.
The Australian served out the set and, after saving a break level for 2-2, she broke Wang for a 4-Three lead earlier than racing to victory.
It’s Barty’s second singles title of the 12 months after she beat Britain’s Johanna Konta on the Nottingham Open in June.
She additionally received the US Open ladies’s doubles title with Coco Vandeweghe in September.