Agnieszka Radwanska won the biggest title of her career on Sunday after clinching the WTA Finals Singapore title. The Polish tennis star defeated Petra Kvitova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Both Radwanska and Kvitova reached the final after upsetting the round robin leaders in their respective groups. They were both 1-2 in round robin stages but upset Garbine Muguruza and Maria Sharapova respectively in the semifinals. Muguruza and Sharapova posted perfect 3-0 records during the early rounds.
“A few weeks ago I didn’t even know I’d have a chance to be here, and there you go. It’s just an incredible day for me,” a visibly emotional Radwanska said during the on-court interview after the conclusion of the match.
“It means everything. It couldn’t be any better. I think that was the biggest day in my life.”
Radwanska only incurred five unforced errors for the entire match with 15 winners. Kvitova suffered with 53 unforced errors and 41 winners.
“Well, the serve wasn’t a huge weapon today, there were lots of ups and downs and lots of breaks!” Radwanska said. “But in the important moments I was really doing the right things, I think. Of course I had my chances in the second set, but it doesn’t matter how I won. I’m extremely happy about this!”
Radwanska, a former Wimbledon finalist, has won Premier Mandatory-level titles in Beijing (2011) and Miami (2012) but her title win in Singapore would be her biggest to date – and her 17th career title.