Earlier today in Auckland’s suburbs, China’s unranked Ziying Wang won the women’s singles event at Perry NZ Wheelchair Tennis Open after defeating world rank 36th Australian Sarah Calati.
Wang’s win comes after she largely disappeared from international competition. Her last ITF recognized event was in May 2012 at the Japan Open, where she lost in the semifinals for both the singles and doubles. Her only other event was at Osaka Open in September 2011, where she lost in the round of 32 only to go on and win the consolidation final.
Sarah Calati also had a second place finish in the women’s doubles competition. The 2016 Paralympic hopeful is returning home to Australia for the Brisbane International, which is scheduled to start on Wednesday.