Samsonova Captures Tokyo Title Over Zheng
by Staff | September 25th, 2022, 9:00 pm
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In a hard-hitting final, Liudmila Samsonova proved too good for Qinwen Zheng in a 7-5, 7-5 win in the Tokyo final Sunday.

“I have no words to describe my happiness 🙌🥰. It was an incredible week: my opponents played very well and I had to bring out the best in me but…I made it!!!” Samsonova posted.

Samsonova picks up her fourth career title and her second this year without dropping a set.

“It’s amazing, I don’t have too many words right now. I need little bit of time,” Samsonova said.

“It was a really tough match. She is playing amazing. It was a nervous match, we were fighting every point. It was tough.”

The 23-year-old Russian, who defeated Wimbledon champions Elena Rybakina and Garbine Muguruza en route, has won 18 of her last 19 matches with three titles in her last four events losing only to Ajla Tomljanovic in the US Open fourth round.

The 19-year-old Zheng was appearing in her first WTA final. She had upset top seed and world No. 4 Paula Badosa earlier in the week. She will now crack the Top 30 after her runner-up.


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