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“大奖赛”升起中国男网耀眼新星
SENSATIONAL “GPC” MEN FINAL PERFORMANCE CROWNS NEW CHINA STAR

作者: 点击率:112 发布时间:2016-12-08 17:15:14

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        11月初,中国的一名小将升至国际网联青少年男子排名的前十位着实在国内的网球圈引起了不小的轰动,随后这名小将又报名参加了月末中国网球大奖赛的争夺。继中国女网“黄金一代”李娜、郑洁、晏紫、李婷、孙甜甜以及彭帅所取得的辉煌后,所有的中国球迷都在热盼着能有男子球员在国际网坛上闪耀。面对中国男网目前世界排名最高的两名选手吴迪和张择,我们也不知道这位来自浙江杭州的17岁小将吴易昺在此次中国网球大奖赛中能走多远。
        从“大奖赛”挑战赛阶段打起的吴易昺接连轻松击败对手,在场上他不仅展现了极高的网球天赋,更显示出了与年龄极为不符的冷静、趁着和自信。进入冠军赛阶段,吴易昺又爆冷击败了两届赛会冠军吴迪,引起了球迷更大的关注。在最终的决赛,吴易昺将面对张择——三届赛会冠军以及至今为止中国男网最高世界排名的创造者。
        “大奖赛”男单决赛场边坐满了观众,广东电视台对这场比赛还进行了现场直播。在这样的“大场面”中,吴易昺没有胆怯而是全方位展现了自己:精准的发球、凶猛的底线抽击以及灵巧的网前小球,将赛会前冠军张择打得目瞪口呆,很快就以6-2拿下首盘。第二盘,张择依旧没有任何机会,吴易昺凭借犀利的进攻以6-1锁定了胜局。中国网球大奖赛的男单冠军是吴易昺的首个重大个人冠军头衔,但毫无疑问这不会是唯一一个,未来他还会在国际赛场上拿到更多的荣誉。
        “大奖赛”的女单决赛则在两位世界排名前100的球员之间进行:2014年赛会冠军王蔷和两届赛会冠军段莹莹。遗憾的是,段莹莹受蛀牙的影响在场上的状态不佳,王蔷以6-4/6-2的比分击败她后也斩获了自己第二个大奖赛女单冠军头衔。
双打决赛则都在赛会前冠军之间进行。男双决赛方面,四届赛会男双冠军张择与五届赛会男双冠军、两届赛会男单冠军公茂鑫强强联手,迎战三届赛会男双冠军李喆与高鑫。作为赛会卫冕冠军、并在2011、2012以及2015年三度联手夺冠的组合,张择和公茂鑫最终以6-4/7-6(5)击败了李喆和高鑫,豪取组合的第四冠。
        女双方面,2013年的赛会女双冠军组合段莹莹和徐一璠以6-3/6-4轻取田然和唐好辰,再度捧杯。
        毫无疑问,群星荟萃的中国网球大奖赛为2016赛季画下了一个圆满的句号。与过往不同的是,今年的赛事更迸发出了新的希望,或许中国男网在不久的将来就会拥有自己的辉煌和新高度。


The buzz started in Chinese tennis circles in early November when China’s first junior male player cracked the ITF World Top 10 and then registered to compete in China’s national professional championship, China Tennis Grand Prix Cup. With Chinese fans having waited forever for a Chinese male player to emerge on the international tennis scene in similar fashion to China’s “Golden Ladies” Lin Na, Zheng Jie, Yan Zi, Sun Tian Tian & Peng Shuai, how would this 17 year old boy from Hangzhou (Zheijiang), Wu Yi Bing hold up against a professional field that included the two highest internationally ranked men in Chinese history, Wu Di & Zhang Ze.
From the outset of the “GPC” Challenge Round Wu Yi Bing sent one opponent after another to an early shower showcasing not only tremendous tennis talent but also a confident composure highly unusual for such a young player. Wu then took the noise to a new level when he disposed of two-time “GPC” champion Wu Di in the Championship Round setting up a finals battle with Zhang Ze, three-time “GPC” champion and China’s ATP highest ranked player in history.
Performing before a boisterous crowd and a Guangdong TV live audience, the young junior burst out of the gates displaying an all-round game of pinpoint serves and ground strokes from the baseline to the net in stunning the former champion 6-2 in the first set. Frankly, Zhang never recovered as Wu continued his all-out assault finishing his two-set victory 6-1 in capturing what will surely be the first of many professional titles not only at the Grand Prix but also worldwide.
The women finals featured a terrific matchup of WTA Top 100 players as well as 2014 “GPC” champion Wang Qiang squared off against two-time “GPC” singles champion Duan Ying Ying. Unfortunately Duan was betrayed by a bad tooth and mightily struggled throughout the match but could not bring her best as Wang took a two-set win 6-4 & 6-2 to capture her second “GPC” title.
Doubles play brought an array of former Grand Prix champions to compete for another title. On the men side, Zhang Ze, a four-time “GPC” doubles champion, teamed up with Gong Maoxin, the winningest champion in “GPC” history with five doubles titles & two singles titles, to battle three-time “GPC” doubles champion Li Zhe and Gao Xin. Defending champions Zhang & Gong, who had teamed up to win the 2011-2012-2015 crowns, proved too strong in fighting off a late challenge to add to their trophy cases with a 6-4 & 7-6(5) triumph.
In the women doubles division, 2013 champions Duan Ying Ying & Xu Yifan, WTA World #20 doubles player, reunited in fine fashion to topple the young team of Tian Ran & Tang Haochen in straight sets 6-3 & 6-4.
No doubt this chapter of the China Tennis Grand Prix Cup was a fantastic way to end the 2016 season on Sunday featuring an unmatched galaxy of Chinese stars and the emergence of a bright new hope that could take Chinese men tennis to places it has never been before.