Ons Jabeur clinched her fifth WTA title in impressive fashion as she secured a commanding victory in the final of the Ningbo Open, China, defeating the surprise finalist, Diana Shnaider, in straight sets on Saturday.
Ranked seventh globally, the Tunisian player delivered a dominating performance, crushing the unseeded Shnaider with a convincing scoreline of 6-2, 6-1, marking her first-ever hardcourt title win.
The tournament’s top seed, Tunisia’s Jabeur, made a late entry via a wildcard, and her remarkable journey culminated in reaching the final.
Nineteen-year-old Shnaider, originally from Moscow and currently ranked 85th in the world, experienced a fairy-tale journey to her debut WTA final.
Shnaider displayed her prowess by defeating two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova on her path to the championship match. However, facing Jabeur’s superior power and precision, her dream of clinching the title faded away in just 78 minutes.
Photo Caption: Ons Jabeur celebrated her 5th WTA title with a commanding straight sets victory over up-and-coming Diana Shnaider in the Ningbo Open final on Saturday, marking her first-ever hardcourt title victory. Photo: WTA on Twitter