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Radwanska Extends Streak to Eight to Move into Sydney Final

Agniezska Radwanska

(January 10, 2013) World No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska has moved into the Sydney International final, extending her 2013 winning streak to eight matches with a 6-3, 6-4 victory on Thursday over former French Open champion and No. 7  Li Na.

So is Radwanska feeling pressure to keep the streak alive? “Actually when I was going on court, of course if I win, great; if not, I mean, not that big deal because I really had a lot of matches here and in Auckland,” she said. “I’m really ready for the Australian Open. It’s always hard to say, but I think of course winning two tournaments in a row is a good thing.”

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia  will meet Radwanska in the final on Friday. Cibulkova stunned second seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

Bernard Tomic of Australia advanced to the semifinals with a 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen of Finland.

“It’s really good to win a match like this. Physically I’m still pretty good. I’m getting ready for tomorrow right now,” said Tomic.

 

“This is a big chance for me to do well here. Hopefully I can keep going.”

 

APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY
Sydney, Australia
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 10, 2013
Singles – Semifinals
(1) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (4) Li Na (CHN) 63 64
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (2) Angelique Kerber (GER) 62 46 63

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) 75 64
Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) d. (2) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 64 63

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 10 JANUARY, 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
[3] A Seppi (ITA) d [8] M Granollers (ESP) 64 75
J Benneteau (FRA) d [Q] R Harrison (USA) 64 62
K Anderson (RSA) d D Istomin (UZB) 64 63
B Tomic (AUS) d J Nieminen (FIN) 67(6) 64 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[4] M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) d M Bhupathi (IND) / D Nestor (CAN) 63 64
SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY, 2013

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 11:00 am
[4] M Mirnyi (BLR) / H Tecau (ROU) vs D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) – ATP

Not Before 1:30 PM
J Benneteau (FRA) vs K Anderson (RSA) – ATP

Not Before 3:00 PM
[3] A Seppi (ITA) vs B Tomic (AUS) – ATP

Not Before 7:30 PM
[1] A Radwanska (POL) vs D Cibulkova (SVK) – WTA
[1] S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA) vs N Petrova (RUS) / K Srebotnik (SLO) – WTA

GRANDSTAND start TBA
Not before 4.00pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [3] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) – ATP

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