For the first time in six and a half years, German tennis player Andrea Petkovic has won the WTA Championship again.
The 33-year-old from Darmstadt won the final on clay in Cluj-Napoca 6:1, 6:1 against Mayar Sharif.
The 25-year-old was the first Egyptian to reach the WTA Finals. Against the world rankings 119. Petkovic, who is back in the top 100, achieved complete success after just 61 minutes. It ranked second in Cluj-Napoca.
For Hyesan, this was the seventh title of her career in the championship, and she took home $235,000. Most recently, the long-time FA Cup player was allowed to take a trophy in Antwerp in February 2015, and she recently had the opportunity to do so in Hamburg when she reached the finals.
The former number nine player in the world, who was repeatedly regressed by protracted injuries, decided, after some deliberation, not to participate in the Olympics and decided to start other tournaments. Petkovic has already successfully tried her hand as a book author and TV presenter and really wants to end her career after this season. However, she didn’t rule out another season after all.
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