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Tennis: Pennetta beats injured Radwanska in Indian Wells final

Published on Mar 17, 2014 5:50 AM
 
Flavia Pennetta of Italy celebrates following her victory over Li Na of China during the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California on March 14, 2014. Pennetta captured the biggest title of her career on March 17, when she beat Poland's ailing Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the BNP Paribas Open. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Italy's Flavia Pennetta captured the biggest title of her career on Sunday when she beat Poland's ailing Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

As Radwanska struggled with a knee injury, Pennetta cruised to a 6-2 6-1 victory in less than an hour and a quarter in the Californian desert.

Better known as a doubles player, Pennetta had contemplated retiring last year after tumbling down the world rankings, but the veteran Italian has rediscovered the fountain of youth.

She reached the semi-final of last year's United States Open and has now won one of the biggest events outside the four grand slams.

 
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