Agnieszka Radwanska beats Cibulkova and lifts Sydney trophy

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Agnieszka Radwanska continued the stellar form from her 2012 season seamlessly into the 2013 season, when she lifted the trophy at the Apia International Sydney tournament on Friday for her 12th WTA tournament win. Last week she won the title in Auckland and in this final, after winning eight matches on the trot without the loss of a set, she completely whitewashed Dominika Cibulkova 6-0 6-0 in a few minutes over an hour on court. This was the first WTA tour double bagel final since 2006. The score line was a complete surprise, as Cibulkova had already taken out three top ten seeds – Kvitova, Errani and Kerber – and was playing some great tennis, but the Pole completely bamboozled her with her deceptive stroke play and great serving. All the players in her half of the draw at the Australian Open, which starts on Monday, should be quaking in their boots as, on this form, Radwanska could very well make it all the way to her second Grand Slam final.

The doubles final was also a turn up for the books, as the unseeded pairing of Katarina Srebonik and Nadia Petrova, who had taken out the 4th seeds and the 2nd seeds on their run to the final, also beat the 1st seeds, the Italians, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, in straights sets 6-3 6-4. Srebotnik and Petrova form a formidable duo and will be playing together for the entire season.

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