ZHUHAI: China’a number one Wang Qiang has been left “really tired” at the end of a punishing season on the WTA tour and believes she has played “too many matches”. Wang Qiang of China had a stellar season but says the pace of tournaments has left her tired. (Photo: AFP/STR) The world number 22 has been on a spectacular run of form recently that has seen her leapfrog Zhang Shuai to become China’s top singles player. But the gruelling schedule at the season’s climax has left the 26-year-old feeling fatigued – mentally and physically. “It’s really too much,” she told AFP at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai. “Too many tournaments for me, too many matches. Especially the last two months.” Wang won the Guangzhou Open in September, her second career title after beating compatriot Zheng Saisai at the Jiangxi Open in July. She made the semis at the Wuhan Open but had to retire with an injury. And she impressed again in mid-October by staging an outstanding comeback to defeat former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza to reach her first Hong Kong Open final. Asked about her eye-catching 2018 season, the modest and softly-spoken Asian Games champion, who is playing… Read full this story
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