Palermo Open: Zheng reaches final, will face Paolini for title

Qinwen Zheng beat Mayar Sherif 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 on Saturday evening and will play Italian Jasmine Paolini, the No 5 seed, in the final

Qinwen Zheng 2022 Toronto Qinwen Zheng (CHN) returns a ball to Rebecca Marino (CAN) (not pictured) at Sobeys Stadium. || AI / Reuters / Panoramic
35 Palermo Ladies Open •Semi-final • completed
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Chinese Qinwen Zheng, the second seed, won against Egyptian Mayar Sherif, the No 3 seed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to reach the final of the Palermo Open at A.S.D. Country Time Club on Saturday evening.

Zheng, ranked No 26, will play Italian Jasmine Paolini, the No 5 seed, next.

The 20-year-old Chinese beat Italian Sara Errani (6-0, 6-0), Frenchwoman Diane Parry (7-5, 3-6, 6-3) and American Emma Navarro, the No 7 seed (6-4, 6-2) in the previous rounds of the Palermo tournament.

Earlier in the tournament, Sherif, ranked No 38, defeated Spaniard Jessica Bouzas Maneiro (3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-5), Russian lucky loser Sofya Lansere (6-3, 6-3) and Colombian Camila Osorio (6-4, 6-1).

Palermo WTA 250, other semi-final result (A.S.D. Country Time Club, clay, USD 259.303):

  • Jasmine Paolini beat Sara Sorribes Tormo: 7-6 (6), 6-0

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