Lin Zhu upsets top seed Mladenovic to win WTA 125K event in Korea

Ranked No 142 in the world, Lin Zhu scores a straight sets win over former world No 10 Mladenovic

Lin Zhu of China in action during the second qualifications round of the 2021 Qatar Total Open WTA 500 tournament

Second seed Lin Zhu, of China, upset top-seeded Krstina Mladenovic 6-0, 6-4 to win the Hana Bank Korea Open in Seoul, Korea on Sunday.

Lin Zhu, ranked 142nd in the world, needed one hour and 18 minutes to defeat Mladenovic, a former world No 10 who is now ranked 98th in the world.

The tournament is the final stop on the WTA 125K series for 2021.

The event also marked a memorable outing for the talented Fruhvirtova sisters, of the Czech Republic.

16-year-old Linda Fruhvirtova won two matches to reach the quarter-finals in Seoul, going down to Ektaerina Kazionova while 14-year-old Brenda Fruhvirtova reached the second round, losing to Yuki Naito.

Both the sisters are among the top juniors in the world with Linda currently ranked No 2 on the ITF junior rankings list and Brenda ranked No 4.

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