The spectators watching the final of the KDB Korea Open played in Seoul on Sunday afternoon were treated to a high quality match of exciting tennis from two players who have completely different styles. Wily lightweight top seed Agnieszka Radwanska (Player Profile) battled hard hitting 3rd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Player Profile) for the title. Going into this final, the Pole led the Russian 2-1 in the head to head stats, with Radwanska winning their last encounter in this year’s US Open at a close 6-4 7-6. Both have won two titles this season, while the Pole has a total of 12 titles to her name to the Russian’s 5.
In the first set it was hard to separate the players as they fought for every point of every game all the way to a tie breaker, where the equality continued at 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5 before the Russian got the break to close out the one hour twelve minute set at 8-6 in the breaker. Radwanska broke in the first game of the second set and ran up 3-0, 4-2 and 5-3 leads before breaking a final time to wrap up the set 6-3. After already playing for two hours and six minutes the Pole started the decider which was just as close as the first set. She finally broke in the 10th game to seal the set at 6-4, for her 13th WTA title.