Radwanska sails into Round 2 at KIA Korea Open



by ABHIMANYU NAGPAL

Radwanska sails into Round 2 at KIA Korea Open

Tennis – Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska made a solid start to her KIA Korea Open campaign here in Seoul today, comfortably sweeping aside Slovakia’s Polona Hercog in her opening match of the WTA International event.

Radwanska, who had to endure an early exit from the recently concluded US Open, seems determined to make amends as we enter the final leg of the 2014 tennis season. Though comfortably perched in the Road to Singapore, Aga will be fully aware that she can’t take her place for granted especially after Caroline Wozniacki’s recent surge.

Wozniacki is in ninth place 800 points behind the Pole who is in fourth place at the moment. Remember, only the top 8 reach WTA’s season ending event which will, for the first time, be contested in Singapore this year.

Against Hercog today, Radwanska was in pristine form, breaking serve as many as 5 times on her way to a comfortable 6-3,6-3 win. The match lasted a total of 75 minutes, with the Slovenian beaten comprehensively in all departments.

Of course, tougher tasks await the crafty Pole, but beating a player you haven’t played before is always tricky and Radwanska seemed glad to get the win and move along smoothly into Round 2.

Korea Open Agnieszka Radwanska