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China’s Lin Zhu Wins Maiden WTA Title With 2023 Thailand Open Victory | Tennis News

Lin Zhu celebrates win in Thiland Open final.© TwitterChina's Lin Zhu triumphed over Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko in the final of the 2023 Thailand Open in the seaside resort of Hua Hin on Sunday evening. It was Lin's first-ever WTA final, and she was the first Chinese player to make it past the quarter-final stage at the Thailand Open. After a patchy start the 28-year-old, who is ranked 54, steadied before going on to clinch victory 6-4, 6-4. Tsurenko, once ranked 23 but competing in a major final for the first time in five years, did not give her a smooth ride.She battled back from match point down near the end of the second set, unsettling Lin enough to force the younger player into a series of unenforced errors.But the Ukrainian was visibly discomforted by the swarms of mosquitos later ...

‘Is This Real?’ Tearful Zhu Lin Stuns Sixth Seed Maria Sakkari In Melbourne | Tennis News

Sixth seed Maria Sakkari became the latest major casualty at the Australian Open on Friday when she was shocked 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-4 by an emotional world number 87 Zhu Lin of China. Zhu, whose 29th birthday will be on women's singles final day next Saturday, is into the last 16 and a date with former champion Victoria Azarenka. Zhu had lost all seven of her previous encounters against top-10 players.But you wouldn't have known it in a late-night encounter on Margaret Court Arena which went past midnight and, fittingly, into Chinese New Year's eve.Underdog Zhu celebrated the Year of the Rabbit by taking the first set on a tiebreak.Though she dropped the second as Sakkari finally woke up, Zhu regrouped to secure the biggest win of her Grand Slam career and then burst into floods of tears....