In the first match of the WTA Championships, in the White Group, Agnieszka Radwanska made her first career victory over Petra Kvitova at the very tournament where the Czech is defending her title. The Pole took advantage of Kvitova’s numerous unforced errors and nervousness to record a routine 6-3 6-2 win.
First seven points of the match were Radwanska’s (1-0 40-0) and even though Kvitova fought for a long time to hold her serve, eventually she was broken. In the next service game of Kvitova, Radwanska again earned triple break point, leading 3-0 40-0, but this time Kvitova came back and leveled the set. However, Radwanska regained control of the match and nothing could save Kvitova from her -18 differential of winners to unforced errors, compared to Radwanska’s +6.
Kvitova has now spoiled two perfect records, 5-0 at the WTA Championships and 3-0 against Radwanska. Of course, nothing is lost yet when it comes to the WTA Championships, the round robin format gives you more than once chance. Kvitova has a day off tomorrow, while Radwanska will play the third match of the day against Maria Sharapova. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)