Winning sure is boring the bejeezus out of Baby Beluga. That's like, the most effusive picture I could find. Of course, it's hard to get super excited when you destroy your compatriot 61 63 in the Tokyo final to now bring your win stats to 41 of your last 46 matches. Tennis Channel isn't airing the final until 2pm PST, but I'm just going to guess that her serve was on fire again.
For Sveta it's all about perspective. Glass half full: First final since Indian Wells, and had to beat JJ to get there. Glass half empty: Yet another final that she has lost. She is now 0 for 4 for the year and 1 for 9 in finals over the last two years, with her one win coming from retirement.
And in Guangzhou, Bepa continued her fine form, taking the title over Shuai Peng, 67(4) 60 62. So for the second month in a row, the Russians stake their claim to Asia. Let's see what happens next week in Beijing.