Radwanska claims second China Open crown

Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Johanna Konta of Britain in convincing fashion to win the China Open for a second time in Beijing on Sunday.

The Pole needed just one hour and 37 minutes to get past the 11th-seeded Konta 6-4, 6-2. 

In the opening set, Radwanska claimed her opponent's serve in the third and seventh games to lead 5-2 but then dropped her own serve in the sixth but went on to win the set 6-4 two games later.

For Konta, her back was against the wall early when she dropped her serve in the third game and then again two games later to trail 4-1.

The match proceeded on serve for Radwanska to claim the set and match 6-2. 

The victory mean's the Pole has claimed her 20th career singles title and in an interview afterwards, Radwanska said it was special to win the tournament for a second time.

"It's a very special moment; third final and second title here. It was a really special week for me and it couldn't be any better," she said.

"Every title means a lot, but especially here when you play against the best players in the world, in one of the biggest tournaments. 

"It's top players from the first round and I've been playing my best tennis all week so of course, I'm very happy to win this tournament again, and this trophy is going to stay in a very special place." 

By reaching the final, Konta will reach a career high WTA ranking of ninth on Monday, when the new rankings are released, while Radwanska will hold her spot at number three.

Konta said she was happy with her progress in the sport.

"It's pretty cool! I'm very pleased with my progress over the past few years and hopefully many more places to climb," Konta said. "I'm just working hard towards playing matches like these, against players like Agnieszka."

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