Seoul, Korea (Sports Network) - Top seed and world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska
rallied past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final at the Korea Open on
The Polish Radwanska dropped the first set to the third-seeded Pavlyuchenkova,
but bounced back to take a 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-4 triumph on the hardcourts at
Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center.
Radwanska claimed her third WTA title of the year and 13th of her career while
improving to 3-1 all-time against Pavlyuchenkova, who was searching for her
third title of the season.
"It's tough losing this match after fighting so long and coming so close,"
Pavlyuchenkova saved four set points to force a tiebreaker in the first set,
but Radwanska won the first three games of the second set and didn't drop
serve the rest of the way. She broke Pavlyuchenkova in the final game to win
"It was a very close match -- tight sets, all of them -- but I was just a
little bit better in the important moments today," said Radwanska. "And at the
end of the third set I think I was playing a little bit more aggressively than
she was, and I managed to win a couple more points than her in the end."
Radwanska, who took home $112,467 for her first-place finish, hadn't won a
tournament since taking the first two events of the year in Auckland and
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