Tennis: Radwanska storms back to win Korea Open, her third WTA title of the year
SEOUL (AFP) - Polish top seed Agnieszka Radwanska rallied from a set down to win the Korea Open at her first attempt on Sunday, edging out Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-4.
An epic first set accounted for half of the two and three-quarter hours the players spent on court, with Pavlyuchenkova fighting back from 3-0 down and saving four set points before triumphing in the tie break.
But Radwanska showed why she is ranked No. 4 in the world, roaring back in the second set to take the first three games and then tie up the match 6-3.
The deciding set went with serve for the first nine games, before Radwanska sneaked a final break to close out the match and take the title.