Radwanska hoping to luck out in Singapore

Agnieszka Radwanska returns to Singapore this week hoping for a little bit of luck as she attempts to defend her WTA Finals title.

Last year the 27-year old Pole became the first player in the history of the tournament to win the title after losing two of her three round-robin phase matches.

Radwanska lost to Flavia Panetta and Maria Sharapova in her first two matches, but won her final game beating Simona Halep in straight sets.

After beating Garbine Muguruza in the semifinals she then defeated Petra Kvitova in three sets to claim the title.


“I definitely had couple of great matches,” she told a press conference on Saturday

“Obviously not the great start but I think it’s a tournament that you can come back and a tournament that you don’t need to win every match just to win the title,” she said.

“There is always the hope. A little bit of luck as well. Depends on the other scores in the group and then you can still win it. So I think that’s what I actually proved last year.”

When asked about the break-out season of new world number one Angelique Kerber and what it meant for the ladies game, world number three Radwanska said, “I think Angie showed everyone, all of us, that it’s possible. You can beat Serena (Williams) also in the grand slam final. She definitely proved that everybody can be on the top.

“That’s why I think it’s very tight right now. I think next year will be very interesting for a lot of girls.”