Ju Wenjun, who had defended her Women's World Champion's title a month ago in Khanty-Mansiysk, managed to defend her champion's title in rapid chess as well. With 10 points in 12 games, the Chinese finished solely on top.
Ju Wenjun said that she played really well on the first two days, which gave her confidence for the remaining rounds. Another important factor in her success: her trainer grandmaster Ni Hua was present in St. Petersburg and helped her a lot. Finally, Ju Wenjun said that she is already a very experienced player, and called rapid a more interesting and even funny form of chess compared to the classical form.