PUNE, INDIA: China's Jia-Jing Lu claimed her fourth career ITF Pro Circuit singles title with a straight sets victory in the final.
The unseeded Chinese player chalked up a 63 62 win over her second seeded opponent Nicha Lertpitaksinchai from Thailand in just over one hour. Jia-Jing Lu also took the doubles title along with her twin sister Jia-Xiang Lu the previous day.
"I'm very happy and Pune is a very lucky city for me" said the 23 year old Jia-Jing Lu from Beijing who played confidently.
As the final got underway Lu found herself being broken in the first game, but she recovered well, thumping winners on both flanks and executing deft services and good angled returns to break back against her higher ranked opponent in the sixth and the eighth games to wrap up the set 63 in 51 minutes.
In the second set the Thai player looked out of form with many of her sure shot winners going out and the confident Lu, aided by some degree of luck, kept going for her forehand cross winners to break the second seeded in the second and eighth games to close the set 62 and the match to take home a winner's cheque of $1568 and vital world ranking points.
The presentation ceremony saw the Senior Divisional Manager of LIC, Dilip Dumbre, present both players with their trophies with the Life Vice-President of MSLTA, Anand Tulpule, presiding. The Tournament Director, Sunder Iyer, welcomed the guests.
Jia-Jing Lu (CHN) bt Nicha Lertipitaksinchai(THA) (2) 63 62