Radwańska powers into Tokyo quarter-finals
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska made short shrift of Ukrainian opponent Elina Svitolina (6-4, 6-1) on Thursday in Tokyo, winning a place in the quarter-finals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
Agnieszka Radwańska. Photo: wikimedia commons/pezot
Radwańska, who won the tournament in 2011, has high hopes of regaining the title this year.
“I'm happy to play another great match here and be in another quarter-final in Tokyo,” Radwanska said after the clash.
“Elina's one of the best young players on tour at the moment,” she added.
“I think we both have a similar style so sometimes it felt like I was playing myself.”
The Kraków-born player, who is currently ranked No. 13 in the world by WTA, will now face Czech challenger Karolina Pliskova (WTA No. 11), in what looks set to be a tough match.
This year's tournament ends on Sunday 27 September. (nh/rk)