Peer beats Brianti in Guangzhou final

Updated: 20 September 2009 12:27 IST

Fifth-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel beat Italy's Alberta Brianti 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Guangzhou Open - her first WTA Tour title in three years.

Peer beats Brianti in Guangzhou final

Guangzhou, China :

Fifth-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel beat Italy's Alberta Brianti 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Guangzhou Open - her first WTA Tour title in three years.

Both women got to the finals in this southern Chinese city without losing a set, and eighth-seeded Brianti was playing in her first final on the tour. Peer's last championships were in Prague, Istanbul and Pattaya, Thailand - all in 2006.

The Israeli got to the finals by beating China's Peng Shuai, who withdrew in the second with a wrist injury.

Brianti, ranked No.85 in the world, on Saturday upset seventh-seeded Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-3, 7-5.



Topics : Tennis Shahar Peer Kateryna Bondarenko
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