Agnieszka Radwańska was beaten in the final of the WTA tournament in Tokyo, losing 6:0, 1:6, 6:3 to the Russian Nadezhda Petrova.
Saturday’s match opened badly for the 23-year-old Kraków born Pole, but she rallied – only to fall in the final stage. The defeat dashed her hopes of an 11th career victory, and comes on the back of disappointments at Wimbledon and the London Olympics. However, Radwańska has taken three titles this year, at Dubai, Miami and Brussels.
Speaking after the tournament she said: “Her [Petrova’s] biggest weapon is her serve, for sure, but to be honest, her return was not bad today. I really had to serve very well to win my game, so her serve and return were really working for her today. I was really trying to get the title again this year, but unfortunately she was playing too well.”