Maria Sharapova wins WTA Finals opener on injury comeback

Singapore: Maria Sharapova ended a three-month injury nightmare with a gruelling victory over Agnieszka Radwanska on the opening day of the WTA Finals in Singapore yesterday.

Maria Sharapova. Pic/Getty Images
Maria Sharapova. Pic/Getty Images

Sharapova, who has struggled with leg and forearm injuries since Wimbledon, battled for 13 minutes short of three hours to finish a first match since July.

The fifth-seeded Radwanska took out a 56-minute first set and, after dropping the second set, looked the likely winner when she had three break points for a 2-0 lead in the decider.

But the third-seeded Russian closed out a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory.

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