Guangzhou - Jelena Jankovic of Serbia beat Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic
in straight sets on Saturday to win the WTA Guangzhou International
Fourth seed Jankovic defeated Allertova 6-2, 6-0 to
take the tournament with prize money of $226 750. The match lasted one
hour and 10 minutes.
The 30-year-old former world number one
Jankovic, now with 14 singles titles, was the only seeded player left in
competition that saw a number of upsets.
Allertova, 22 and
playing in her first WTA final, was ahead in the first set 2-1, but
Jankovic won the next 11 games in a row to take the tournament,
clinching the win with an ace on the final serve.
The Czech, who
was aiming for her first career title, pulled off the biggest upset of
the tournament by knocking out top seed Simona Halep in straight sets in
quarter-finals play on Thursday.
Halep, ranked number two in the
world, had lost in the semi-finals of the US Open this month to eventual
champion Flavia Pennetta of Italy.