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Guangzhou F: [2] Shuai Zhang d. Alexandra Krunic 6-2 3-6 6-2

What a match from Shuai!! So happy. 2nd WTA title. 2nd time in Guangzhou.

MTO 15 minutes for Krunic between set 2 and 3.

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What a match from Shuai!! So happy. 1st WTA title.

MTO 15 minutes for Krunic between set 2 and 3.
Second actually. First was 2013 at this same event, so nice memories for her.
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Second actually. First was 2013 at this same event, so nice memories for her.
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Especially in the third set Serena was playing excellently.
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Very high quality match. Wasn't easy for either player and both were up against much tougher opposition than anyone they faced in their previous matches here.

Proud of the effort and fight Aleks put into this match to make it very competitive but it was Shuai's day and she played brilliantly. This title clearly means a lot to her and she played outstanding tennis from the start of the week right to it's conclusion. She deserved it.

I am still very happy with Aleks' week. She has a new career high, she reached her 1st final and she played some great tennis throughout. I don't believe her 1st title is far away.
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Congrats to Zhang for her title and Krunic for making the final. But what is the deal with the Chinese people?? Even with a Chinese player in the final and the attendance in a big court no less was pathetic. What is even the point of hosting a WTA event if no one wants to watch...and its China, there are plenty of people there.
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Congrats to Zhang for her title and Krunic for making the final. But what is the deal with the Chinese people?? Even with a Chinese player in the final and the attendance in a big court no less was pathetic. What is even the point of hosting a WTA event if no one wants to watch...and its China, there are plenty of people there.
This was so sad to watch. Poor empty crowd in that really big stadium.

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What a match from Shuai!! So happy. 2nd WTA title. 2nd time in Guangzhou.

MTO 15 minutes for Krunic between set 2 and 3.
To clarify, there was no 15 minute MTO after the 2nd set. There was a 10 minute break for heat which is normal in these temperatures. Apparently Aleks was told she wasn't able to have treatment for her shoulder during the heat break so she had it afterwards. It wasn't a particularly long MTO actually.

I do think Aleks made a big mistake however not going inside during the 10 minute heat break. That is very unusual and I have not seen a player sitting in the sun during a heat break previously. I'm not saying that resulted in her getting tired in the 3rd set, it would be crazy to make such a speculation. But it was an odd decision and clearly it didn't help.
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didn't realise Zhang was quite tall!

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Congrats to Zhang for her title and Krunic for making the final. But what is the deal with the Chinese people?? Even with a Chinese player in the final and the attendance in a big court no less was pathetic. What is even the point of hosting a WTA event if no one wants to watch...and its China, there are plenty of people there.
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This was so sad to watch. Poor empty crowd in that really big stadium.
yeah this can be quite a problem in small tournaments. As a whole there weren't too many big names for them to draw. I actually don't think Zhang Shuai is that well known even in mainland China. She hails from Tianjin (north coast) but this tournament is in Southern China, so I wouldn't imagine the turnout would be as strong as if she played if Beijing for example, also a national hub. It's definitely difficult for Chinese players to try and match the level of success and gain the kind of recognition Li Na managed as well.

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didn't realise Zhang was quite tall!
Most players look quite tall standing next to Aleks.

Shuai is 5' 10" which is probably slightly taller than the average WTA player, but it still makes her a good 6" taller than Aleks.
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