Ons Jabeur seals return to winners' circle with straight sets win over Shnaider in Ningbo Open Final

Ons Jabeur has returned to the winners' circle after the disappointment of Wimbledon earlier in the summer by defeating rising Russian, Diana Shnaider in the final of the Ningbo Open.

It was a dominant 6-2, 6-1 win for the top seed who adds the WTA 250 title to her collection. The 19-year-old opponent of Jabeur had a stellar week, but couldn't add a maiden WTA title succumbing to the experience of the Tunisian ace.

It is a fifth career title for Jabeur, she last won in Charleston in April with her last final being that disheartening loss to Marketa Vondrousova at Wimbledon when it seemed she was going to achieve destiny with a maiden Grand Slam title.

At the US Open, she looked crestfallen and wasn't helped by illness but will hope this week acts as a confidence boost ahead of the China Open in the coming days as well as the race to the WTA Finals.

A race she is currently battling in with Maria Sakkari for the eighth and final spot. Albeit a small points haul, it will be one that will help close the gap with Sakkari losing just as Jabeur won to Jessica Pegula in Tokyo.

The latter has now qualified meaning that another spot has now been taken and that will be a leading storyline going into the next week.

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