ATP Top 200’s player crowned champion at Vietnam National Tennis Championships

Saturday, 2019-10-26 17:27:54
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Vietnamese-American Thai-Son Kwiatkowski proves his class to win the men’s singles title at the 2019 Vietnam National Tennis Championships on October 26, 2019. (Photo: Vietnam Tennis Federation)
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NDO – The Vietnam National Tennis Championships - Hung Thinh Cup 2019 wrapped up on October 26, witnessing the overwhelm of Hung Thinh - Ho Chi Minh City club, as their two overseas Vietnamese players proved their class to win all five championship titles.

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In the men’s singles title decider on Saturday, Vietnamese-American Thai-Son Kwiatkowski earned an easy 6-3, 6-1 win over promising young local player Nguyen Van Phuong to be crowned champion.

With the absence of Vietnam’s No. 1 player, Ly Hoang Nam, the final of the men's singles was expected to be a clash between No. 2 seed Phuong (Hai Dang Club) and Thai-Son (Hung Thinh - HCM City), who was the top seed at the tournament and is currently ranked 197th on the ATP rankings.

18-year-old Phuong could only hold off his senior in the first minutes in set 1, before 1995-born Thai-Son powered on to win 6-3. The second set was much easier as Phuong only won a game, before losing 6-1 to the ATP ranked player.

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski also claimed the title in the men’s double a day earlier. (Photo: Vietnam Tennis Federation)

A day earlier, Thai-Son, coupled with teammate Le Quoc Khanh, also won the men's doubles title, beating teammate duo Do Minh Quan/Pham Minh Tuan 6-4, 7-5.

Also on Saturday, the No. 1 seed duo Do Minh Quan/Dao Minh Trang from Hung Thinh - HCM City club easily defeated their opponents Le Trung Tinh/Nguyen Tu Kim Ngan from the army team 6-1, 6-2 to win the mix doubles title.

Vietnamese-French Alizé Lim also won the double titles at the tournament, claiming titles in both the women’s singles and doubles. (Photo: Vietnam Tennis Federation)

On Friday, Vietnamese-French Alizé Lim bagged her championship double titles for the home team, as she teamed up with Dao Minh Trang to beat Nguyen Tu Kim Ngan/Si Boi Ngoc (the army team) 4-6, 7-5 (10-7) to claim the champions in the women’s doubles.

In the women's singles, the 1990-born Alizé still proved too strong as she easily won 6-0, 6-1 against teammate Tran Thuy Thanh Truc to crown the championship.

TRUNG HUNG