Czech Republic’s 17-year-old, Linda Fruhvirtova scripted a brilliant comeback to win the Chennai Open 2022 WTA 250 tennis singles. The teenager beat Magda Linette of Poland, the third seed, in the final. At 17 years and 141 days old, she is the youngest titlist of the season on the WTA Tour so far. She is the youngest singles champion on tour since Coco Gauff won Parma last year at 17 years, 70 days old.
In doubles, the top-seeded pair of Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski defeated Russian Tennis Federation’s Anna Blinkova and Georgia’s Natela Dzalamidze 6-2, 6-1 in the one-sided final.
About the Chennai Open WTA tournament:
The Chennai Open was the first WTA tournament held in India in 14 years. Tennis legend Serena Williams won the Bangalore Open in 2008 beating former world No. 7 Patty Schnyder of Switzerland in the final while Athens 2004 Olympic gold medallist Sun Tiantian and Peng Shuai of China won the doubles title.