Tiffany Linh Nguyễn. — Photo thanhnien.vn
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — 17-year-old Tiffany Linh Nguyễn defeated veteran Trần Thị Tâm Hảo in the semi-finals of the women’s singles at the National Best Tennis Players Tournament, Vietravel Cup 2017 yesterday.
Nguyễn of Becamex Bình Dương beat Hảo of Hưng Thịnh-HCM City 6-1, 6-4.
Hảo has won the national senior event many times, while Nguyễn only succeeded in taking titles at junior tournaments.
Nguyễn’s rival in the final will be Hảo’s teammate, Sĩ Bội Ngọc, who defeated Nguyễn Thị Bé Xuyên of the Military team in the other semi-final match, on December 22.
Earlier, Nguyễn beat strong rivals Trần Thụy Thanh Trúc of Hưng Thịnh-HCM City and Phan Thị Thanh Bình of Đà Nẵng to reach the final.
On the men’s side, national defending champion Phạm Minh Tuấn of Đà Nẵng proved his strength to beat Hoàng Thành Trung of People’s Police 6-3, 6-3.
While former national champion Đỗ Minh Quân lost to Trịnh Linh Giang of Becamex Bình Dương 5-7, 3-6.
Tuấn will also face Giang in the men’s final on December 22.
The winning players will be selected for the national teams, which will participate in the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup, as well as at the Asian Games next year. — VNS