Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/25/13
Agnieszka Radwanska used to practice outside in Poland during the winter, dodging behind buildings to keep the wind from becoming a problem. That determination helped make her one of the toughest competitors on tour, and she demonstrated that Wednesday night in a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Francesca Schiavone in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic. ''While I was going to school I practiced at 7:30 when there was still ice on the ground,'' Radwanska said. ''It was like this for years with the difficult conditions. I can certainly appreciate the good conditions.'' Radwanska, the No. 1 seed in the event and ranked No. 4 in the world, won for the 10th time in her past 13 matches to improve to 34-10 this year. She won a career-high 59 matches last season. ''It's always fun to play Francesca because she has a good touch and tricky shots,'' said Radwanska, who enjoys utilizing her own selection of trick shots. ''The serve was not the key in this match at all. I think we were bo...
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