Aryna Sabalenka defends her Wuhan title, against Alison Riske, with her booming serve and powerful ground shots. She outlasted a persistent and confident Alison Riske 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the final to successfully defend her Wuhan crown.
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Aryna Sabalenka defends her Wuhan title by playing aggressively from the start.
Sabalenka, the world number 14, used her six foot frame to fire 18 aces in the final. She defended her Wuhan title by being aggressive from the start and dominating the third.
Sabalenka, the talented power player from Belarus, has won four titles in her career. Three of those, interestingly, were won in China, and two, surprisingly, came against Riske in the finals in China. She won the Shenzhen Open, earlier this year, by beating Riske in the finals, and in three sets.
Riske managed to rank in top 30 at age 29.
Alison Riske, with her net rushing and all-court game, has lost two finals this year so far. But – on the brighter side – made the Wimbledon quarter final, and won her second WTA, and first grass court, title at the Libema Open. Riske, with her strong performance in Wuhan, managed to rank in top 30, for the first time at age 29.