Teenager Yastremska dominates Wang to clinch maiden title

Wang Qiang was unable to match Dayana Yastremska's aggressive approach and was well beaten in the WTA Hong Kong Open final.

Published : Oct 14, 2018 16:19 IST

Dayana Yastremska in action at the Hong Kong Open.
Dayana Yastremska in action at the Hong Kong Open.

Dayana Yastremska in action at the Hong Kong Open.

Dayana Yastremska completed a sensational week by claiming her maiden WTA Tour title with a 6-2, 6-1 thrashing of Wang Qiang in Sunday's Hong Kong Open final.

The Ukrainian teenager had a 1-6 record in WTA main-draw matches prior to this event this season, but reached a maiden final by defeating Zhang Shuai a day earlier.

And Yastremska once again upset the odds against sixth seed Wang, who produced a sublime comeback to defeat Garbine Muguruza in the semi-finals, as the world number 102 was rewarded for an aggressive approach.


It took a little over an hour for the 18-year-old – who hit 33 winners to 21 unforced errors – to wrap up the victory, having won four straight games to seal the opening set.

Wang, whose two career titles have come during a run fine of form in the second half of 2018, avoided a second-set bagel by breaking in game five, but it proved a brief reprieve as Yastremska went on to complete the dominant win.

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