Smooth Sailing For Radwanska In Shenzhen
Muhammad Rameez 4 years ago Tue 03rd January 2017 | 03:30 PM
SHENZHEN, China, Jan 3 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : Top seed and world number three Agnieszka Radwanska made short work of her second round opponent at the WTA Shenzhen Open on Tuesday.
The Pole disposed of Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-3 in an hour and 18 minutes. Cirstea, ranked 78th in the world, lost more than half the points she served and faced 14 break points, losing six of them.
It was a contrast to the defending champion's first-round match on Monday, when she took nearly two and a half hours to overcome a stiff challenge from a 103rd-ranked Chinese opponent. Britain's Johanna Konta, who has begun 2017 as a top 10 player for the first time in her career, had a scare of her own against 77th-ranked Vania King of the US on Tuesday, losing the first set 1-6.
Konta recovered to prevail 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 35 minutes. But unseeded home player Wang Qiang caused an upset, putting out seventh seed Monica Niculescu of Romania 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, in a gruelling encounter that lasted more than two hours even though the pair only played two sets.