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Tennis: Poland’s Radwańska through to 2nd round in Auckland

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Grzegorz Siwicki 02.01.2018 14:06
Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska has passed her first test of the new year and made it through to the second round of the ASB Classic tournament in Auckland, New Zealand.
Agnieszka Radwańska. Photo: Tatiana from Moscow, Russia [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsAgnieszka Radwańska. Photo: Tatiana from Moscow, Russia [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Polish world No. 28 beat Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, in the opening round of the ASB Classic on Tuesday.

The Pole, a former world No. 2, scored her first victory of the new season despite a mid-match scare and a stern challenge from the Brazilian young gun, who is ranked No. 71 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

Radwańska ended 2017 ranked outside the Top 20 for the first time in a decade.

The Pole will now take on American world No. 95 Taylor Townsend in the second round of the Auckland tournament.

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Source: PAP, wtatennis.com

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