Taiwan’s Tseng defeats top seed in juniors final

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Taipei Times
Date: Jun 10, 2018
By: AP and AFP, Paris

Tseng Chun-hsin of Taiwan has won the boys’ title at the French Open by defeating

Taiwan’s Tseng Chun-hsin celebrates winning a point against Sebastian Baez during their French Open boys’ singles final yesterday in Paris.  Photo: AP

top-seeded Sebastian Baez of Brazil 7-6 (7/5), 6-2.

The 16-year-old Tseng, who beat Australian Open champion Sebastian Korda of the US in the semi-finals, came back from a break down in the first set to claim his first Grand Slam title.

“Today I was playing really well on the baseline and solid,” the fourth-seeded Tseng said. “I think the first set I was a little bit tight in the beginning, and after I just enjoyed and relaxed.”

However, Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching and her partner, Yang Zhaoxuan of China, did not fare so well, falling just short of the women’s doubles final on Friday after losing to Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya of Japan 6-2, 6-2.    [FULL  STORY]

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