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(October 24, 2012) Maria Sharapova rallied past Agnieszka Radwanska in a three-hour, 12-minute contest, 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 on Wednesday for her second round-robin win at the WTA Championships in Istanbul, securing the Russian a place in the semifinal round.
“It was a very physical match,” said Sharapova. “Just came down just to a few points in the end. I think today was an example of not playing my best tennis at all, fighting through it, hanging in there, and getting it done.
“I mean, obviously I didn’t play the way I wanted to from the beginning. I didn’t break her once in the first set. Just wasn’t doing a lot on my returns; wasn’t playing aggressive enough.
“But I fought and I won, so I’m happy.”
Sharapova hit 66 winners to 64 errors to Radwanska’s 18 winners and 19 errors.
“I feel like I was doing the right things,” said the Russian. “Obviously there’s a reason why she’s No. 4 in the world. She showed that today. Her capability of anticipating where the ball
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