Friday, September 28, 2012
1:49 AM Agnieska Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, Nadia Petrova, Pan Pacific Open, Samantha Stosur No comments
Radwanska vs Petrova in Tokyo final
Agnieszka Radwanska beat Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open 2012.
Radwanska will face Nadia Petrova, who upset Samantha Stosur 6-4 6-2.
Aga, who is the defending champion, was in awesome form as she completed an easy win in just 59 minutes.
"Even if it was 6-1 6-1 I had to run a lot to win that match," said Radwanska. "The games were long so I started to try something different, mixing my game up. It worked. I'm just happy I could play my best tennis."
Kerber failed to hold serve in the first set, and was left to watch as several Radwanska bombs flew past her racquet as her serves fell short and were smashed back with interest.
Radwanska wrapped up victory when her opponent sent a wild backhand that landed in the tramlines on her fourth match point.
Petrova chasing her second title of the season, came into the match with a 5-3 record over Stosur.
Stosur committed a string of unforced errors and Petrova closed out the match following another errant forehand from the Australian after one hour, 47 minutes.
"Sam is a tough opponent," said Petrova. "She has a huge serve, a huge forehand. You have to be alert, you have to play your best tennis and I was able to accomplish that."
Photo REUTERS/Toru Hanai