Beatriz Haddad Maia has claimed her third career tour title by defeating seventh-seeded Zheng Qinwen 7-6 (11), 7-6 (4) to win the WTA Elite Trophy on Sunday. Moreover, the eighth-seeded Brazilian needed 2 hours, 51 minutes to edge past Zheng in a tight battle, which ended the top Chinese player’s win streak at eight matches.
Beatriz Haddad Maia secured a notable victory by defeating Zheng Qinwen to claim the WTA Elite Trophy. This triumph showcased Haddad Maia’s prowess on the tennis court and marked a significant achievement in her career. The WTA Elite Trophy is a prestigious tournament in women’s tennis, and emerging as the champion is a testament to Haddad Maia’s skill and determination. Also read: Breaking: Caroline Garcia Upsets Madison Keys at Zhuhai
Haddad Maia, ranked 19th, maintained her flawless record this week with her fourth straight-sets victory. Her semifinal triumph against 17th-ranked Daria Kasatkina came after she overcame second-seeded Madison Keys and then Caroline Garcia to win the group. It is Haddad Maia’s first hard court championship and his first since Birmingham in 2022.
Her performance in Zhuhai was a welcome return to form for the 2023 French Open semifinalist who had only one win in three previous tournaments as part of the tour’s Asia swing.
The 12-player tournament was the first postseason event on the women’s tour. It featured the 11 highest-ranked singles players who did not qualify for next month’s WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico. Zhu Lin, whom Zheng beat in the semifinals, was the final entry as a wild card. Also read: Reaching New Heights: Veronika Kudermetova Claims Second Title at Toray Pan Pacific Open
The match must have been fiercely competitive, with both players showcasing their talents, but in the end, it was Haddad Maia who emerged as the victor. Winning such a tournament reflects her ability to perform under pressure and compete at the highest level of the sport.
This win in the WTA Elite Trophy adds to her growing list of achievements and sets a positive trajectory for her tennis career. It will be exciting to follow her journey in the sport and see what more she can achieve in the coming years. Also read: Wimbledon’s Grand Vision: A New Stadium and 38 Courts