Agnieszka Radwanska wins Tianjin Open, qualifies for WTA Finals

  • AP, Tianjin, China
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2015 11:18 IST
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland hits a return against Elizaveta Kulichkova of Russia during the quarterfinal match of the Tianjin Open in Tianjin, China, on October 16, 2015. (AFP Photo)

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland defeated Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1, 6-2 in less than an hour to win the Tianjin Open title on Sunday and clinch a spot in the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

The second-seeded Radwanska broke Kovinic five times and saved all five break points she faced. The Polish player didn’t lose a set in five matches this week to win her 16th career WTA Tour title.

Danka Kovinic of Montenegro hits a return against Duan Yingying of China during the quarterfinal match at the Tianjin Open in Tianjin, China, on October 16, 2015. (AFP Photo)

Radwanska became the fifth player to qualify for the year-end championships, joining Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza in the field. Top-ranked Serena Williams is skipping the tournament to rest and recover from injuries and a long, demanding season.

Radwanska has qualified for the WTA Finals for the fifth consecutive year.

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