Zhang Shuai Wins First WTA Title with Victory at Guangzhou Open


(September 21, 2013) China’s Zhang Shuai captured her first career WTA singles title by US qualifier Vania King 7-6 (1), 6-1 in the final of  the Guangzhou Open. Zhang is the first Chinese player to win the title since Zi Yan won in 2005.

Zhang who came into the event as a wildcard, made her way through the tournament without dropping a set.

Zhang and King are both expected to move into the Top 100 on the new rankings on Monday.