Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Radwanska lines up a backhand under the Rod Laver lights. Featured in the Rod Laver Arena night session was world #4 Agnieszka Radwanska, who put her undefeated 2013 record on the line against former #1 Ana Ivanovic.  Their match offered a contrast in styles between the first-strike power of the Serb and the versatility of the Pole, who recorded her fifth straight victory in their rivalry with a generally convincing 6-2 6-4 success. As expected, Ivanovic looked tentative in the first game on her serve.  She looked uncertain both at the net and the baseline, although she did win an entertaining all-court rally to save a break point before consecutive netted forehands surrendered the opening break.  Holding at love with a backhand down the line, Radwanska kept the early pressure on her opponent, who responded with a love hold highlighted by some fine net play and her own backhand winner. The latter seemed an encouraging sign for Ana, who normally produces unremarkable tennis from that...
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