Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, ninth seed, defended the title at the tournament in Wuhan (China) by beating American Alison Riske in the final.
Sabalenka, who in the semifinals had surpassed the number one in the world, Australian Ashleigh Barty, showed tremendous determination to stop the great revelation of the tournament, Riske, 6-3, 3-6 and 6-1.
The Belarusian is the first woman to revalidate the title in Wuhan and incidentally joins the Czech Petra Kvitova with two victories in this tournament.
«I cannot believe I have defended the title. I couldn’t imagine it. I’m very happy. This victory means a lot, because this year has been really tough, “said Sabalenka. EFE