Karolina Pliskova claims inaugural Zhengzhou title; Rebecca Peterson wins maiden WTA crown

Kristyna Pliskova PA

Karolina Pliskova was in dominant mood as she dismissed Petra Martic to fin the first Zhengzhou Open on Sunday.

The top seed had to wait six hours before the final could start due to torrential rain, but that didn’t seem to bother her as she powered to a 6-3, 6-2 win.

“I think I played good matches,” Pliskova said after the match.

“Of course, not all the matches were perfect, the week never can be really perfect because it’s so many days and so many things can be just different every day.

“I beat tough players, which I maybe lost to a couple of times before. I think that was the biggest plus of this week, especially with Petra.

“These wins are always important. It doesn’t matter where you play, which tournament you play, but it’s always important.

“To get the trophy is always special. It does not matter really which tournament or how big the tournament is, it’s always good.”

Elsewhere, Rebecca Peterson won her maiden WTA title, beating Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Jangxi Open in Nanchang.

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