The final match at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships on Tuesday was played between 3rd seeded Aga Radwanska (Player Profile) and 5th seeded Petra Kvitova (Player Profile). The Czech led the head to head 4-1, having beaten the Pole 6-2 6-4 in the quarters in Dubai this season, while Radwanska won 6-3 6-2 in the first round of this tournament last year. Their other matches were in the 2009 to 2011 seasons, all won by Kvitova. Both players have won three titles this year, but Radwanska has two more than her opponent over all.
Kvitova started well and ran up a 2-0 lead before Radwanska got a game. The Czech held on to her break all the way to 5-4 when she served for the set, when she made no mistake and took it 6-4 in thirty six minutes with a mixture of better serve stats and 100% on all her break points. Radwanska started the second set and games went with serve until the 4th game when Kvitova got her first break to lead 3-1. Radwanska then held and so did Kvitova – again all the way to 5-4 with her serve to come. This 10th game went to deuce and advantage on both sides of the net under Kvitova eventually wrapped up the set at 6-4.