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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
PolandA Radwanska66---
Czech RepublicP Kvitová32---

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  1. - - Up next: Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber at 5pm UK time. Follow live!

  2. - - What did you think of that match? Can Radwanska be a threat here? Tweet me @symco_eurosport

  3. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 6-2 KVITOVA - GAME, SET AND MATCH - Radwanska races 40-0 up with winners. Kvitova saves one of the three match points by coming in close and a second also goes begging for the world number four with a winner from mid-court. However a third ace of the match for the Pole gives her an opening win.

  4. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 5-2 KVITOVA - BREAK - One game from victory. Wide from Kvitova at 15-30 down and Radwanska quickly has two break chances again. Excellent defending as Kvitova moves in - and the Pole is rewarded as the Czech fires her forehand well out under little pressure!

  5. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 4-2 KVITOVA - BREAK - Kvitova finds her range to fight to 0-40 up on Radwanska's serve and has one break back with a fabulous attack and smash. Can she come back? Tweet me @symco_eurosport

  6. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 4-1 KVITOVA - BREAK - Radwanska a set and double break up. Poor smash into the net from Kvitova then Radwanska earns two break points with a net approach and volley. A controlled winner from the left-hander saves the first of them but her resistance falters on the next point.

  7. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 3-1 KVITOVA - Brilliant from Radwanska, who follows one of those crouching winners with an ace for 40-0 then completes the love game. She has played 74 (57-17) matches so far this year, the most she has ever played in a single season.

  8. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 2-1 KVITOVA - BREAK - Kvitova with a clever volley after Radwanska's shot comes off the netcord, readjusting her body. But again she lets herself down with a fourth double fault for 30-30... and a fifth for 30-40! She saves the break point with a winner having gotten the next first serve in, but two mistakes makes it a third break in three games in this set.

  9. - - On that note, you can watch all the action from the WTA Championships in Istanbul on British Eurosport or online. Watch on Eurosport Player

  10. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 1-1 KVITOVA - BREAK - Too much time for Radwanska on a smash as she hits wide and Kvitova goes on to earn two break points thanks to more uncharacteristic errors from the Pole. And the break back follows. Simon Reed, commentating for the telly today, said recently that "if the big-hitters have an off-day, Radwanska gets in there, as we saw at Wimbledon; but if they are playing well, I just don't think she stacks up". Simon on the WTA girls

  11. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 1-0 KVITOVA - BREAK - Radwanska now has four games in a row as Kvitova serves a double on her way to being broken again.

  12. - - Kvitova won the 2011 event on her debut without losing a match. She has a 5-0 record. Serena Williams has the next best record (15-5) while Maria Sharapova follows (13-7). The records that can fall in Istanbul

  13. - - RADWANSKA 6-3 KVITOVA - SET - Radwanska seals the set on her third chance as Kvitova's slump continues (with the odd winner, naturally...) /// @AntonClarke1: "If Serena Williams is fit and healthy she beats everyone else with ease. Its that simple!" And certainly Kvitova on today's evidence! A frustrating player.

  14. - - RADWANSKA 5-3 KVITOVA - BREAK - Shaky start from Kvitova as she goes 0-30 down before she battles back to 30-30. At break point up Radwanska saves one bomb but the one that follows to the opposite corner is too much. But more errors as Kvitova loses her bearings again sees the Pole go a break up and one game from taking the opening set.

  15. - - RADWANSKA 4-3 KVITOVA - Radwanska fights back to retake the lead with a hold. Kvitova coming in close but some tennis savvy from her opponent gets her back in the swing of the match.

  16. - - Is Radwanska going to be swept aside here? Can Kvitova challenge Serena Williams for the title, or is the American on another level? And is Eva Asderaki also your favourite umpire? Tweet me @symco_eurosport

  17. - - RADWANSKA 3-3 KVITOVA - There is a sea change in the confidence levels of the two players. Radwanska, except for a superb drop shot, looks harried while Kvitova is throwing herself into her strokes. Before this game the proportion of shots takes inside and behind the baseline were 7-93 for the Pole - somewhat defensive! - and 46-54 for the Czech.

  18. - - You can watch all the action from the WTA Championships in Istanbul on British Eurosport or online. Watch on Eurosport Player

  19. - - RADWANSKA 3-2 KVITOVA - BREAK - Much better from Kvitova! She thunders a forehand winner for 0-40 and, after Radwanska saves the first, dominates the following point to get back on serve. Radwanska has converted 1/9 break points, her opponent 1/2.

  20. - - RADWANSKA 3-1 KVITOVA - Kvitota gets away with this game and is now on the board. A double fault gives Pole Radwanska three break points before a rare error - and another! - save two of them... and an ace saves the third. A fourth break chance goes begging and Kvitova holds enough of her frayed nerves together to seal the hold.

  21. - - RADWANSKA 3-0 KVITOVA - Kvitova smashes for the lead and is then unlucky to see a forehand drop just wide. More hit and miss tennis from the defending champion takes us to deuce - and again it is all about Kvitova in a long deuece exchange as she takes her winner count to five and error count above 10. Radwanska's stats? One unforced error, no winners.

  22. - - RADWANSKA 2-0 KVITOVA - BREAK - It's not working for Kvitova, who hits far out the back of the court to go 0-40 down. Two returns are then long from Radwanska and the following rally, the longest of the match so far, ends with another error for deuce. Another break point is saved with an ace but a double fault follows... and Radwanska gets the best of the subsequent rally with a lob for a two-game lead.

  23. - - RADWANSKA 1-0 KVITOVA - Love game to hold to start with. Two unforced errors from the more powerful player and no way back for her from there.

  24. - - Radwanska to serve first.

  25. - - Pole Radwanska is giving away four inches in height to 6' Kvitova. Their respective tally of singles titles are 3/2 this year and 10/9 over their careers.

  26. - - Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber is on court around 5pm while Maria Sharapova v Sara Errani follows. You can watch all the action on British Eurosport or online. Watch on Eurosport Player

  27. - - Jola, commenting below: "Go Agnieszka, time for revenge for­ last year's Masters" Tweet me with your thoughts on this match and the tournament in general. Tweet me @symco_eurosport

  28. - - Kvitova, the sixth seed, has a 3-0 record against Radwanska, ranked fourth. After a routine win in their first meeting in 2009, she was pushed by Radwanska in their last two meetings, both in 2011 - she was down a break in the third set before winning at Eastbourne, 1-6 6-2 7-6(2) and was down 5-1 in the first set in the round robin of the WTA Championships last year but won 7-6(4) 6-3.

  29. - - No one has won back-to-back titles in this event since 2006-7, when Justine Henin did it. Czech Kvitova is looking to do it this week.

  30. - - Welcome to the start of our coverage of the WTA Championships in Istanbul. First up in the round robin on day one is Agnieszka Radwanska v Petra Kvitova.

Agnieszka Radwanska

Nationality POL
Date of Birth 06/03/1989
Height 1.73 m
Weight 56 kg

Petra Kvitová

Nationality CZE
Date of Birth 08/03/1990
Height 1.82 m
Weight 70 kg

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  1. Afraid Aga is no threat in this tournament.....

    From John, on Wed 24 Oct 13:09
  2. lol - I know but she still won the match. Shame Petra­ was ill and gave 41 unforced errors - So would have to­ say Petra lost, Aga didnt win it... she gave the weaker­ player the win in the end for sure I agree.....

    From John, on Wed 24 Oct 12:53
  3. because she is weaker

    From Jola, on Wed 24 Oct 7:44
  4. Embarassing Petra.... she made you look the weaker­ player today.....

    From John, on Wed 24 Oct 5:08
  5. Beating the defending champion means that Radwanska is­ now the defending champ!

    From ann patricia, on Tue 23 Oct 18:42
  6. karl are you human? she is only 22 ffs. go and pick on­ someone your size!

    From SANCHEZ, on Tue 23 Oct 17:01
  7. so another humiliation -easily beaten- she is either­ not well or completely lost interest in the game and­ just picking up dollars in smaller amounts to add to­ the $ 9 million to date before chucking it in­ altogether

    From KARL, on Tue 23 Oct 16:40
  8. Finally win over Petra! Congratulations Agnieszka. I­ think the biggest problem of Kvitova is herself

    From Jola, on Tue 23 Oct 16:38
  9. as an anglo-czech PETRA is obviously my favourite.­ but lets face the facts. a year ago she was on the way­ to be no.1 but since she is in a freefall and i danger­ of loosing her top 10 rating. suggestion.- loose some­ weight/train harder/ change your attitude to ruthless­ fighter as you were before OR go home to czech­ republic having paid only 15% tax on your massive­ earnings to date - relax- get married- have some­ children- live happily without the stress and­ continuous traveling as you have already seen most of­ the world.

    From KARL, on Tue 23 Oct 16:20
  10. very good but it would be better if you can watch it

    From S, on Tue 23 Oct 15:43
  11. Finally Masters! Go Agnieszka, time for revenge for­ last year's Masters

    From Jola, on Tue 23 Oct 8:53
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