Radwanska meets Konta in Sydney final

Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:28am EST
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska dismissed a jaded Barbora Strycova in straight sets at the Sydney International on Thursday, setting up a final against British number one Johanna Konta.

The 2013 champion brushed aside Strycova 6-1 6-2 to maintain her impeccable record against the Czech and reach her second final in Sydney.

The Pole had never lost to Strycova in their previous six meetings and her opponent looked helpless as the trend continued at the Ken Rosewall Arena.

Strycova was on court for nearly four-and-half hours on Wednesday for her singles and doubles matches and the fatigue showed against Radwanska.

Strycova failed to hold serve in the first set against the former world number two who dropped just three points on serve in the second.

"I think I'm playing better and better each match," Radwanska, who changed racket in the off-season, told reporters.

"I think I was doing everything right today, and I cannot really complain about anything.

"I really like to play in Australia. I love the courts. I feel very comfortable here. So I'm just very happy to make another final, especially here when it's always very strong tournament."

Sydney-born Konta was equally dominant in the other semi-final as she beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 6-2.   Continued...

FILE PHOTO - Tennis - BNP Paribas WTA Finals - Singapore Indoor Stadium - 29/10/16. Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in action during her semi final match 
Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Yong Teck Lim