Rebecca Peterson claimed her second title in China after she took out Heather Watson in straight sets to lift the Tianjin Open trophy, 6-4, 6-4. “I got my first title in Nanchang just a couple of weeks ago, and now I’ve got my second title so I’m obviously enjoying my stay here in China,” Peterson said.
“I think the tournaments here are doing their best to make the players feel welcome, and that’s very appreciated”. Speaking about the change in venue with rain threatening to ruin the match, she said, “I think the challenge of this week was just to keep going and try to play my game in every match.
I think I had some really tough matches, like yesterday, the day before, even in my first round”. “All my matches here have been tough, and I had to really push myself to go through. Even though today we played indoor, I know she’s tough when playing on fast surfaces.
So I’m happen with my performance today”. With this win, Peterson reaches a personal best ranking of No.40 on the WTA Charts. “Everyone on my team this week was pushing me every day to be a better player, and I really appreciate them and everything they do for me,” Peterson said, appreciating the support from her team.
“The way that I played, just the last couple of months, it’s improved a lot. This is only the beginning for me. So this is a big thank you to my team as well”.