Yibing Wu – Press image courtesy file photo
CAIRO - 11 September 2017: Yibing Wu won China its first Grand Slam singles title when he starred in the U.S. Open on Sunday.
Wu said that his victory at Flushing Meadows court showed the ability of Chinese players to offer the best in tennis. China's success in the game has been limited to women, notably Li Na, who has won two Grand Slam titles in France at Roland Garros 2011 and the Australia Open 2014.
Wu ended a successful week in New York with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Argentina’s Axel Geller to add a junior title to his doubles title which he won with Taiwanese Hsu Yu-Hsiou on Saturday. "I think this victory shows the U.S. and the world that Chinese tennis players can compete at the highest level," the 17-year-old told reporters.
“I’m very happy with the doubles and singles titles I won here, it's a victory for China, thank you,” Wu added.
Wu was trained in China and Spain and became the second Asian player to win the title after Indian Leander Paes in 1991.