June 28, 2017

Radwanska Closes Out Full Day’s Play With A Win


Agniezska Radwanska

Agniezska Radwanska

By Ros Satar

(May 31, 2013) Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska closed out an uninterrupted day’s play with a straight sets 6-3, 6-4 win over Dinah Pfizenmaier to book her slot in the fourth round of Roland Garros.

Taking to the court in the late evening, Radwanska wanted to waste no time, but did not have it all her own way.

Pfizenmaier, who put out Radwanska’s younger sister in the second round, had Radwanska against the ropes, but the Pole rallied to win the next three games on the run.

She explained: “I’m just very happy that I finished that match, as it was tough especially in the end of the second set 4-3 down and break points down as well.

“I knew it was getting dark, it was after 9 and I just wanted the finish the match so badly, I think it was good motivation.”

Smiling, she acknowledged that her sister Urszula had been of some help in terms of tactics.

“She told me a couple of tips about her, especially that I didn’t know her before and it always a bit tricky to play someone that you don’t know,” acknowledging it had been some measure of revenge.

Had Radwanska Junior won, she would have faced her older sister in the next round and Agnieszka said that it would have been nicer if they could have been drawn to meet later.

Although the rain mercifully stayed off for the day, the win had picked up making the conditions on court quite tricky, but in the end experience won the day for Radwanska.

“I think I was a bit more solid in the end and I really wanted to finish that set.

“I think the serve was much better and especially in the last game was a couple of good shots from me.”

Radwanska will face Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round.