The Chinese teenager came through in three sets to win the Australian Open Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff.
WTA Staff
December 3, 2017

Chinese teenager Wang Xinyu will take her place in the main draw for the first Grand Slam of 2018 after she beat Abigail Tere-Apisah 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the final of the Australian Open Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff.

The 16-year-old had already defeated top seed Misaki Doi in the previous round, coming from one set down to secure the win.

Tere-Apisah was looking to become the first player from Papua New Guinea to compete in a Grand Slam main draw, and had made it past Lu Jing-Jing in straight sets in the other semifinal.