Saisai Zheng has never faced Petra Martic before and had to use videos to understand her opponent's style. Zheng faces Martic in the final match of Orchid Group with both having already played once. Zheng, who took out Keys, said, "I am pretty happy about the win because I didn't expect to win today, I was just going to fight for it.
And for the next match, I never played her before, I will look at some videos online and to check where, like where my goals should be to make a plan on how to play her”. "Four years ago I was just starting my career at WTA as a rookie and I had a lot of gap compared with the top players at the time and I've been making progress for the past four years and learning new techniques and trying to consolidate those techniques”.
"Because it's quite diversified, I have to practice a lot of things, including cutting, straight lines, diagonal lines, inside out, outside in. So I think I matured a lot in the past four years and I'm on the right track.
Everything has been very positive for me and I'm grateful to my team”. Zheng was given a wildcard for the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai following a string of strong performances in 2019 highlighted by a title run in San Jose and finals run at Acapulco earlier in the season. A win over Martic assures her a semi-final berth and a career-high ranking.