Dayana Jastremska was one step closer to winning in Lyon (WTA 250), but Shuai Zhang upended the fate of the third set. The Chinese tennis player won her third singles title.

Łukasz Iwanek

Shuai Chang

Getty Images / Daniel Pockett / Pictured: Shuai Zhang

Shuai Zhang (WTA 64) did not drop a set en route to the final in Lyon. Dajana Jastremska (WTA 140) fought three hundred fights with Romania’s Anna Bogdan (defending two balls for the match) and second seed Sorana Kirstia. The Chinese woman became the champion, winning the Ukrainian 3:6, 6:3, 6:4.

There was one break in the first set, which Jastremska scored in 4: 2. The Ukrainian started the second match by snatching the serve from her opponent, but later turned over the serve twice. In the deciding version, the tennis player from Odessa was leading 4: 2, but Zhang won another four matches.

In Jastremska’s match that lasted 1 hour and 46 minutes, 31 final kicks were counted with 22 unforced errors. Zhang scored nine straight wins and 13 fouls. The Ukrainian woman used all four fracture points. The Chinese woman has turned five out of nine chances into a breakthrough. She scored two points more than Jastremska (81-79).

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It was the fifth singles final on the WTA Tour for both tennis players. Jastremska still holds the three titles she won in Hong Kong (2018) and Hua Hin and Strasbourg (2019). On Sunday, Zhang scored a third victory. Chinese women won the tournament in Guangzhou twice (2013, 2017). The tennis player from Tianjin is more successful in doubles. He has 11 titles, including two Grand Slam titles (Australian Open 2019, US Open 2021).

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Zhang became the first Chinese WTA champion since 2019. At that time, in San Jose, Saisai Zheng was the best.

Jastremska has had an emotional week. Together with her 15-year-old sister Ivana, they got out of Ukraine after being severely attacked by Putin’s criminal regime. In Lyon they played doubles together thanks to a wild card. Djana starred in one song on the same principle. The former 21st Globe Rocket reached their first final since January 2020 (Adelaide).

In the doubles, the best were Laura Sigmund and Weira Zunariwa, who won their second joint title (US Open 2020). In the final they defeated Alicia Barnett and Olivier Nichols 7:5, 6:1.

6eme Sens Championship – Metropole de Lyon, Lyon (France)
WTA 250, hard court in the hall, total prize money of 235.2 thousand. dollar
Sunday March 6

singles final:

Shuai Zhang (China, 8) beat Dagana Gastremska (Ukraine) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

My husband is final:

Laura Siegmund (Germany) / Wiera Zunariwa – Alicia Barnett (Great Britain) / Olivia Nichols (Great Britain) 7:5, 6:1

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