Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/6/13
Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland extended her unbeaten start to the season to six matches with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm on Tuesday at the Sydney International. Radwanska, who won last week's WTA event in Auckland, New Zealand, secured an early break over the veteran Japanese player despite coping with searing temperatures that topped 100 degrees at Olympic Park. ''This is too hot to play tennis,'' Radwanska said when asked whether matches should be put on hold at the warm-up event for the Australian Open. ''Even for players, for ball kids, for the people sitting out there, it's just too hot.'' Radwanska said she was trying not to alter her game in the tough conditions, acknowledging that she had more of a battle against the heat than her opponent. ''The first main thing is just to stay calm and trying to survive,'' said the 2012 Wimbledon finalist, who said she has experienced similar conditions at Melbourne Park during the Australian Open. The ...
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