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Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat Russia's Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3 after a lengthy rain delay on Thursday to advance to semifinals of the ASB Classic.
The Polish world No. 4 kept her composure when the players were forced off the court early in the second set to close out her third straight-sets win of the tournament.
Radwanska was joined in the semifinals by the two other seeded players remaining in the draw. Third-seeded Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium beat countrywoman Kirsten Flipkens 6-3, 6-4 and eighth-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany beat Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-1.
American Jamie Hampton was playing Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the last quarterfinal later Thursday.
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Fourth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won the ASB Classic for her 11th singles title, beating Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday in the Australian Open tuneup event.
Playing her first tournament since October, Radwanska dropped only one set in five matches in the event.
''I couldn't imagine a better start to the year,'' Radwanska said...
Polish world No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska advanced easily to the quarterfinals of the ASB Classic women's tennis tournament on Wednesday, beating Simona Halep of Romania 6-3, 6-1 in the second round.
Top-seeded Radwanska dropped her opening service game but then clicked into gear, breaking Halep twice to take the first set, then swept through the second set to win the match in just...
(January 5, 2013) No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland became the first tournament champion of 2013 by winning the ASB Classic in Auckland for her 11th career WTA singles title, defeating Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 6-4.
“I’m very, very happy. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the year,” Radwanska said. “It’s the perfect preparation...
(January 3, 2012) Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland defeated Russia’s Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3 after a lengthy rain delay on Thursday to move into the semifinals of Auckland on Thursday.
Also moving in tote semis – third seed Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium who beat countrywoman Kirsten Flipkens 6-3, 6-4 and eighth-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany beat Sweden’s Johanna Larsson...
(January 4, 2013) En route to the Auckland semifinals, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska lost only ten games. The Pole was tested by No. 71American Jamie Hampton 7-6(4), 7-6(3) on Friday to move into the ASB Tennis Classic final.
“Actually, it was very tough and I was just happy to be two points better in each set,” Radwanska said.
Radwanska saved a set point at 5-6 in the first...
Auckland, New Zealand
December 31, 2012-January 5, 2013
Results – Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Singles – First Round
(1) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (LL) Greta Arn (HUN) 62 62
(2) Julia Goerges (GER) d. (Q) Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 63 64
Heather Watson (GBR) d. (5) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 63 ret. (viral illness)
(6) Yaroslava Shvedova...