Tennis: Poland’s Radwańska stuns defending champ at WTA Sydney
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Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska has made it through to the second round of the WTA Sydney International after a straight-set win over the tournament’s defending champion.
Radwańska in action against Konta during the tournament in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA/CRAIG GOLDING
The Polish world No. 28 on Tuesday saw off Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the Australian tournament.
Konta, who is ranked No. 9 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), took the title at the WTA Sydney International last year after a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Radwańska in the final.
Radwańska next faces American qualifier Catherine Bellis (WTA No. 56), who beat Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6 (2), 6-0 in the first round.
The Polish tennis player, a former world No. 2, is struggling to return to form after an uninspiring season last year. She ended 2017 ranked outside the Top 20 for the first time in a decade.
Before coming to Sydney, Radwańska failed to make an impact at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, her first tournament this year.