The Czech world number 52 had beaten top-10 players Simona
Halep and Johanna Konta on her way to the final and fulfilled
her promise as a junior with a first senior title after losing
her two previous WTA finals in Bastad and Tokyo last year.
The 20-year-old Siniakova suffered an early break but fought
back against her American opponent by reeling off four straight
games to take control of the opener before she broke twice in
the second set on the way to a 78-minute triumph.
"It's been a really great week for me and I'm so glad that I won
this time because this match was really tough. I didn't play my
best but I'm really happy that I did it," Siniakova said at the
"It's a great start to the year for me. I hope my performance
continues to go up and get better."
The 39th-ranked Riske lost her fourth final, including a third
defeat in a title decider in China, as her wait for a first
trophy since 2014 continues.
"She was the better player today and for sure deserved to win
the title," Riske said.
"I'm very pleased with my week, even if I did lose today. It's a
step in the right direction and I look forward to my next
tournament and the rest of the year."
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; Editing by John
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