(FILA Luxembourg S.à r.l.) – Playing in her fifth final of 2019, FILA sponsored tennis player Karolina Pliskova defeated Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the inaugural Zhengzhou Open to claim her fourth title of the season. The win moves the World No. 2 closer to becoming the second player to qualify for the WTA Finals Singapore, alongside FILA sponsored tennis player and current World No. 1 Ash Barty.
Competing on her most dominant surface (hard), Pliskova overpowered a host of worthy challengers throughout the week including Polona Hercog, Sofia Kenin and Ajla Tomljanovic. “My goal was to win this tournament…this is the best start to the Asian swing, I don’t think I could have done any better [this week],” Pliskova said following the win.
The victory gives Pliskova her Tour-leading fourth title of the season (Brisbane, Rome, Eastbourne), and first on Chinese soil.