China's Jing Jing Lu lifts-ITF Women's Tennis title

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Pune, Nov 15 (UNI) Eighth seeded Jing Jing Lu (China) won her maiden title as she outplayed top seeded Melanie South (Britain) in straight sets to lift the 25,000 USD NECC-ITF women's tennis Championships here today.

The 19- year old Jing Jing Lu played solid all round tennis to down strongly built Melanie South 6-3, 6-1 in a match which lasted 70 minutes.

The victory fetched Jing Jing Lu 25 WTA points and a prize of USD 2940 (Rs1,44,000) while South received 17 points and a prize money of USD 1666 (Rs 80,000) for her efforts.

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