While our photographer Jimmie48 is getting his paperwork done for the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open and atmosphere is heating up at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, Agnieszka Radwanska and Belinda Bencic battled for the Toray Pan Pacific Open title in Sunday’s final, with the Top 10 membership in the WTA rankings also being at stake.
The 18-year-old Bencic was on a roll this week, beating Grand Slam champion Sam Stosur in the second round and then scoring back-to-back victories over Top 10 players, Garbine Muguruza and Caroline Wozniacki, but her last obstacle, Radwanska, gave her little space and cruised to a 6-2 6-2 victory in the final. This outcome has earned Rawdanska a return to the Top 10, while Bencic will have to work more to join that elite club for the first time.
The 26-year-old Radwanska had also won the Tokyo tournament in 2011 and now it’s become the only WTA title she has won twice. The 2015 victory has earned her $195,092 in prize money.
During her successful week in Ariake Coliseum, Radwanska sported both the red and the navy version of her Lotto Fall Victoria Dress.
Now that the tournament is over, do browse once again through our photos straight from the event, the work of our amazing Jimmie48, who was there all the way until the semis:
- Friday: Semifinals set in Tokyo
- Thursday: Ivanovic & Pliskova start off smooth In Tokyo
- Wednesday: Bencic, Kerber & Muguruza make quarterfinals
- Tuesday: Star players in cruise control
- Monday: Main draw kicks off