Tennis: China's Peng Shuai wins first WTA Tour title at Tianjin Open

China's Peng Shuai won the Tianjin Open after defeating American Alison Riske on Oct 16, 2016.
China's Peng Shuai won the Tianjin Open after defeating American Alison Riske on Oct 16, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

Beijing (AFP) - China's Peng Shuai won the first Women's Tennis Association Tour title of her career on Sunday, beating America's Alison Riske to secure the Tianjin Open.

Peng - listed as 182nd in the world by the WTA - beat the 56th-ranked American 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in an hour and 45 minutes.

Riske's victory in the 2014 Tianjin Open remains her only WTA Tour win.

This year's event has total prize money of US$426,750 (S$592,943).