Aryna Sabalenka won the Shenzhen Open final
Top seed Aryna Sabalenka gave herself a massive confidence boost ahead of the Australian Open by winning the Shenzhen Open final on Saturday.
Sabalenka, who capped off a breakthrough season last year with titles at Wuhan and New Haven, captured her first title of 2019 with a fine comeback win against Alison Riske 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-3.
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Both players had earlier won their semi-finals after rain disrupted the tournament schedule with Sabalenka defeating local favourite Wang Yafan 6-2 6-1, while Riske won the first seven games against Vera Zvonareva before the Russian retired due to a left hip injury.