Upon winning her first WTA 500 championship, Qinwen Zheng performed a song on the court to the delight of the spectators in Zhengzhou.
The Tennis Letter was quick to share the incident on X, where the spectators got a glimpse of Zheng’s playful and fun personality.
“Qinwen Zheng started singing to celebrate her 1st ever WTA 500 title in Zhengzhou. This is not a drill. Sing your heart out, Queenwen. ❤️”
Qinwen Zheng started singing to celebrate her 1st ever WTA 500 title in Zhengzhou.
This is not a drill.
Sing your heart out, Queenwen. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RocRm91d1i
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) October 15, 2023
One X user noted that it was totally a surprise for everyone since they thought that Zheng was a relatively reserved person, saying, “This might have been the most unexpected and also endearing way to celebrate. She seems like kind of a shy and quiet person, at least on the court. But she sang her heart out in front of a big audience. Thats took guts. Congrats!!!”
Zheng was in a dark moment
While another one noted, “Ah bless her. 🙌 she is happier now after her dark moments when Wim Fissette left her to coach Naomi Osaka. You go girl 👏”
Not even a month after her gold-winning performance at the Asian Games this year, Zheng managed to secure her second professional title in the form of a thrilling WTA Zhengzhou final. In the highly-anticipated match-up, Zheng defeated the 7th-seeded with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 win, demonstrating her unwavering tenacity and excellence in the sport of tennis.
Zheng’s WTA 500 triumph propelled her into the top 20 of the world rankings for the first time in her career, according to tennisuptodate. Zheng currently occupies the 19th position.
QUEEN QINWEN 👑🏆
— wta (@WTA) October 15, 2023
At the award ceremony, Zheng expressed her gratitude for the support that she received from the crowd and her team.
“That was such a special experience, to win my 1st 500 in China. Especially in Zhengzhou. I want to thank the crowd for supporting me tonight. It was an amazing atmosphere. Thanks to my team. I can’t do it without all of you. You guys really support me in the tough moments.” ❤️
This year has been a great one for Zheng, as she has won her maiden WTA singles title at the Palermo Ladies Open, reached the quarterfinals of the US Open, won the gold medal at the Asian Games, and now she has added one more to her list of accomplishments by winning her maiden WTA 500 championship.
The photo above is from a YouTube screengrab