Saturday, October 1, 2011

Radwanska wins Tokyo

Agnieszka Radwanska, the 9th seed in Tokyo, won the 2011 title today by defeating 2nd seed Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in the final. Earlier this year, Radwanska won the Carlsbad championship by defeating Zvonareva in straight sets in the final. She is 3-1 against the Russian so far in 2011.

Zvonareva got off to a good start, breaking Radwanska right away, but just when it looked like Radwanska was going to go down 0-3 in the first set, she won eight straight games, and--despite a wobble here and there--was able to take control of the match.

To get to the final, Radwanska had to beat Angelique Kerber, who defeated her in the second round of the U.S. Open, as well as Jelena Jankovic and Victoria Azarenka. This is Radwanska's sixth WTA singles title.

U.S. Open champions Liezal Huber and Lisa Raymond, seeded 1st at the tournament, won the doubles title. They defeated 2nd seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta 7-6, 0-6, 10-6.