Sixteen-year-old Huynh Phuong Dai Trang upset countryââ‚¬â„¢s No.1 woman tennis player Huynh Mai Huynh 2-1 in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday to win the National Womenââ‚¬â„¢s Singles Tennis Championship 2009.
Both players showed beautiful performances and excited the spectators at the Phu Tho Sports Center.
Dai Trang played impressively and took the first set 6-2, but Mai Huynh fought back exceptionally to win the second set 6-3.
In the decider, Dai Trang remained strong while 25-year-old reigning champ Mai Huynh showed signs of exhaustion; and Trang won the third set 6-3 to dethrone Huynh.
ââ‚¬Å“I just couldnââ‚¬â„¢t lift my arm in the decider,ââ‚¬ said Mai Huynh, who failed to defend her title on her 25th birthday on Christmas Day.
In the menââ‚¬â„¢s singles event, Bui Tri Nguyen almost shocked the countryââ‚¬â„¢s No.1 player Do Minh Quan.
Quan led 5-1 in the first set but then exciting support from the fans lifted Nguyenââ‚¬â„¢s spirits and he won six consecutive games to take the set 7-5.
In the second set, Quan kept calm and won 6-1 before taking the decider 6-0 to defend his title successfully.
Source: Thanh Nien