Bellis upstages Zhang in Hawaii Open final


Teenager CiCi Bellis broke through for her maiden WTA Tour title after defeating top seed Zhang Shuai in the Hawaii Open final.

In the first meeting between the pair, fourth-seeded American and 17-year-old Bellis came out on top in straight sets on Sunday.

Bellis - contesting her first WTA decider - accounted for China's Zhang 6-4 6-2 at the 125K series event in Honolulu.

Bellis broke four times and fended off as many break points to reign supreme after a little over an hour on court.