Sabalenka beats Kontaveit in Wuhan final
WUHAN, China (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka beat Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-3 to win the Wuhan Open title on Saturday.
Sabalenka capitalized on her superior service game in their first meeting, winning 78 percent of first serve points without facing a single break point.
“You’re always nervous before the final because it’s different,” said Sabalenka. “But on the court I was pretty comfortable. I was confident with myself.”
The 20-year-old Belarusian now has her second career title in as many months, with her first win coming at New Haven in August. She will move up to a career high No. 16 in the world rankings.