Tokyo Open: Samsonova lifts the trophy

Russian Liudmila Samsonova won the Tokyo Open title by beating Chinese Qinwen Zheng 7-5, 7-5 at the Ariake Coliseum and Ariake Tennis Forest Park on Sunday night. Samsonova, ranked No 30, defeated Kazakh Elena Rybakina, the No 8 seed (6-2, 6-4), Chinese Xinyu Wang (7-6 (5), 6-3), Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, the No 3 seed (6-4, 6-2) and Chinese Shuai Zhang (7-6 (4), 6-2) ahead of her victo

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