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Radwanska wins WTA Finals

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM

SINGAPORE (AP):

Agnieszka Radwanska beat fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 yesterday at the WTA Finals to clinch the biggest title of her career.

The fifth-seeded Pole's previous best at the season-ending championship was reaching the semi-finals in 2012 and 2014.

"Definitely I didn't expect it at all," a tearful Radwanska said.

Radwanska is the first player to win the tournament after a losing 1-2 record in the round-robin stage - and the first Polish winner.

"I lost first two matches, but it's not like I was playing bad," Radwanska said. "Then I think I got used to conditions, used to the surface."

Radwanska led by a set and 3-1 in the second before Kvitova settled into the match to win seven of the next eight games.

"I really played well in the second when I came back and tried to push her a little bit," Kvitova said.

The Czech led 2-0 in the decider before Radwanska fought back to 3-3 and then won the last three games to take the title in two hours, five minutes.