Radwanska Beats Break-Out Star Konta for China Open Trophy
by Staff | October 9th, 2016, 1:21 pm

Agnieszka Radwanska, a player who thrives in Asia, won her ninth career title on the continent out of a career 20 on Sunday, beating Brit Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to claim the China Open title.
“It’s top players from the first round and I’ve been playing my best tennis all week so of course I’m very happy to win this tournament again,” said Radwanska of the Premier-level event. “This trophy is going to stay in a very special place.”

It was her third title of the year and second in Asia.

The Pole did not drop a set all week in joining only three other active players to win three of more career Premier-level titles: former No. 1s Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka.

From 2-5 down in the final Konta put on some resistance, but when it looked like she was ready to possibly draw the match even, the Brit made some key tight unforced errors. In the second set Radwanska applied consistent pressure, resulting in just eight unforced errors in the match.

“It’s a very special moment — third final and second title here,” Radwanska said. “It was a really special week for me and it couldn’t be any better.”

On Monday Konta will become the fourth British player to reach the Top 10 as her break-out year approaches the finish line.

“It’s pretty cool. I’m very pleased with my progress over the past few years and hopefully many more places to climb,” Konta said. “I’m just working hard towards playing matches like these, against players like Agnieszka.”

The runner-up effort from Konta also sees her move into the final spot for WTA Finals as that ongoing battle continues among players.

Radwanska improved to 20-7 in career finals, while Konta fell to 1-1 after winning at Stanford earlier this year.

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10 Comments for Radwanska Beats Break-Out Star Konta for China Open Trophy

Willow Says:

Great for Jo Konta tomorrow making the top 10, losing to Aga is no disgrace, such a crafty player with a very complex game, a refreshing change to see a player that thinks, instead of seeing all the ones which are just ball bashing power hitters on the WTA, one of the commies said she was like a female Santoro ….

Willow Says:

Meant to say congrats to Aga too ….

jalep Says:

My head is spinning around like the demon girl in the exorcist trying to figure out if the points in Moscow count toward Singapore…it should be like Luxembourg and not count for Singapore and yes count for Zhuhai because of the timing/calendar. But they pay so much for going to Moscow – wow. And for a little 280? Dumbfounded. who knows.

jalep Says:

Kuznetsova’s name was not on the player list for Moscow. She must be getting a WC. Maybe Jo Konta can get on the list? I’m wrapped up in RTS.

Anyway yes. Aga is brilliant.

Willow Says:

LMAO Jalep, if you start spitting up pea soup, then i will be throwing holy water over you, that film is scary but it also makes me laugh at times, especially one very rude statement ….

jalep Says:

I need a hug. Then I’m going outside and forget about who will make it to Singapore….whether the money on offer and timing for points is fair…ect, ect.

Alison 🤗

What was the one very rude statement…I don’t remember the dialogue in the movie LOL….just the soundtrack…the creepy bells.

jalep Says:

Aga winning Beijing and gets a huge trophy…

Andy Says:

Konta is playing Hong Kong THREE spots left for Singapore and five women have a chance to get there.

Willow Says:

Jalep the music is lovely Tubular Bells, the statement !, well if i said it i would be put in moderation forever more, or very much doubt the post would see the light of day lol, but i will leave you to fill in the gaps where the expletives go ” YOUR MOTHER S***S C***S IN HELL !, i know its a serious horror film but i couldnt help but laugh when Linda Blair said that ….

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