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Zheng Jie wins Auckland title

Zheng Jie wins Auckland title

Unseeded Zheng Jie claimed her fourth career singles title and her first since 2006 when Flavia Pennetta was forced to retire injured in the third set of the final of the ASB Classic.
The 28-year-old Zheng was leading 2-6, 6-3, 2-0 Sunday when fourth-seeded Pennetta, who required courtside treatment to a back injury, indicated she was unable to continue.
It was Zheng's first title since 2006 at Estoril and the Chinese now has four titles from six final appearances.
Italy's Pennetta, who was bidding for a 10th career singles title, finished runner-up in Auckland for the second time, having also reached the final in 2010.
The singles final, scheduled for Saturday, was postponed until Sunday then moved indoors because of rain.


Updated : 2021-06-16 03:13 GMT+08:00