Singapore: Agnieszka Radwanska wept tears of joy yesterday as she claimed the biggest title of her career with a tense WTA Finals victory over Petra Kvitova in Singapore.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland raises her trophy after winning the singles final against Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore. Pic/AP, PTI
Radwanska, who lost twice at the round-robin stage, came from a break down in the deciding set to beat an injury-impeded but gritty Kvitova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in two hours and five minutes.
The 26-year-old Pole, who was a late qualifier for the eight-player season finale, was highly emotional after winning the prestigious and highly lucrative title at her seventh attempt. "A few weeks ago, I didn't even know that I had any chance to be here, and there you go. In the final day winning. An incredible day for me," she said.
"That was the biggest day of my life." Radwanska looked stunned and covered her face with her left hand after an error from two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova handed her the Billy Jean King Trophy and $2.05 million first prize.
It was the first time that anyone had won the eight-player season finale after losing two matches in the round-robin stage.