Rising Chinese star Zheng Qinwen surges into first WTA final in Tokyo

Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen surged into her first WTA final on Saturday at the Pan Pacific Open. Zheng battled to a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) win over Veronika Kudermetova to gain the championship match. The 19-year-old had knocked top seed Paula Badosa out of the WTA 250 tourney earlier this week in Tokyo to highlight her rich potential, and she will now face Russia&