Ashleigh Barty through to Zhuhai final with win over Goerges

Madison Keys in Zhuhai

Sunday's win is her third WTA singles title, adding to her breakthrough 2017 trophy at the Malaysian Open and this year's grasscourt win in Nottingham.

Asked in her post-match press conference about her preparation for the two unexpected matches, Wang said: "Well, I'm not prepared".

The second set was much more competitive, with both players spurning break chances before Barty finally found a way through to lead 4-3.

Barty's week had begun with defeat to Aryna Sabalenka in the Orchid Group, but she battled back to beat Caroline Garcia and qualify for the semi-finals.

Ash Barty is projected to rise to a career-high ranking of No.15 after claiming the WTA Elite Trophy title in Zhuhai, China - capping her 2018 season on a high note, with an all-important top-16 seeding at January's Australian Open on the cards.

With her colourful hair braids, her opponent was the crowd favourite at the Hengqin International Tennis Center, and fans had been hoping to see a repeat performance of Saturday night's semi-final when the 26-year-old crushed Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-0.

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"I think I had to try an assert myself a little bit earlier in points", she said.

"That's a really neat way to finish off the year", she said. The Australian won their last and only head-to-head clash in straight sets earlier this year.

Muguruza became the first Spanish player to move to the semifinals in the tournament, as Suárez Navarro fell in the round robin in 2015.

Wang continued to dominate in the second set as she closed out the match after an hour and 13 minutes without dropping one game.

Barty took full advantage, taking down world No.14 and defending champion Julia Goerges in the semifinal before beating Wang in the decider, collecting A$828,000 for her week's work. "I'm very excited that it's finished now, time for some vacation and "relax" time before we gear up for the Australian summer".

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