Wozniacki close to semis after Radwanska victory

Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:15am EDT
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By Julian Linden

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki all but booked her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with an impressive 7-5 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday.

Showing no signs of fatigue after her exhausting three-set win over Maria Sharapova two days earlier, Wozniacki rebounded from a slow start to overrun Radwanska with an ominous display.

Wozniacki was down an early service break in the opening set but quickly got back on terms and proved too strong for Radwanska, running the Pole ragged on Singapore's purple hardcourts.

"I just kept fighting for every point. There was some ridiculous shot making there at times," said Wozniacki. "I just had to keep going and keep trying to stay close to the baseline really.

"I've been pleased with the way I've been running a lot of balls down, been serving well, just taking advantage of the important points."

With one group match still to go against Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Wozniacki is almost certain to reach the semi-finals for just the second time in the elite season-ending championship.

Radwanska also has a chance of advancing after she won her opening match against Kvitova. She faces Sharapova in her last match.

"It was really tight match (against Wozniacki), especially the first set," Radwanska said. "I really had some chances in the first set for 4-1, and then the end of the set as well.   Continued...

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates her win over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su