Agnieszka Radwanska,the world number six,came from a break down in the deciding set against her 25-year-old Petra Kvitova to win 6-2 4-6 6-3 for the Singapore Title
It was the 26-year-old’s first final at the event in her seventh appearance.
“A few weeks ago I didn’t even know I would be here,” Radwanska said in a courtside interview, claiming late-season titles in Tokyo and Tianjin secured her place at the elite eight end of the year tournament.
“I was doing the right thing in the important moments of a really close match. I had my chances in the second set but it doesn’t really matter how I won,” the Pole added. “It means the world to me.”
“The serve wasn’t a huge weapon today, there were lots of ups and downs and lots of breaks. But in the important moments I was really doing the right things, I think. Of course I had my chances in the second set, but it doesn’t matter how I won. I’m extremely happy about this.”
53 unforced errors from Kvitova didn’t help her cause for the final win
“I think I played really well in the second when I came back and tried to push her a little bit and tried to play my game and not make the mistakes I had in the first set,” Kvitova said.
“I just couldn’t really continue in the third and I think Aga played a little bit better at the end of the third set as well.”
With this title The Polish player will overtake Petra Kvitova for 5-th place in the Rankings.
Zhuhai Elite Trophy which will feature a 12 player field separated in 4 groups with 3 participants is starting from Tuesday :
Group A: Venus Williams, Madison Keys, Saisai Zheng
Group B: Carla Suarez Navarro, Elina Svitolina, Andrea Petkovic
Group C: Karolina Pliskova, Sara Errani Errani, Jelena Jankovic
Group D: Roberta Vinci, Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova
Round Robin format with winners from each group will play in the Semis
The Mandatory event with 700 points up for grabs for the winner have a lot to offer
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