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Radwanska wins ASB Classic title

Jan. 5, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska took a close straight-set decision Saturday over Yanina Wickmayer in winning the final at the ASB Classic in New Zealand.

Radwanska, ranked fourth in the world, came out on top of a 6-4, 6-4 score, posting a pair of breaks in each set for her 11th career WTA title. She is 11-4 in finals and collected her fourth title in the last year.

Radwanska broke open a tight first set by winning 11 consecutive points in one stretch. She was able to finish off four of her 12 break-point chances, going 2-for-6 in each set.

Wickmayer dropped to 3-6 in WTA finals. Her most recent title came in Auckland in 2010 and she returned to the championship match in 2011 but lost to Greta Arn. That was the first in an active string of four title match losses for Wickmayer.

Radwanska was given $40,000 along with the championship trophy while Wickmayer settled for $20,000.

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