Radwanska beats Petkovic to reach Carlsbad final
Saturday, August 6, 2011
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 10 consecutive games to turn around her semifinal match and beat second-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, on Saturday in the Mercury Insurance Open.
Radwanska, seemingly still bothered by a right shoulder injury, rebounded from losing the first set by winning 10 straight games to win the second set and jump ahead 4-0 in the third.
Radwanska, who put her chances at playing in the semis at 50-50, faces the winner of the night semifinal between top-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia and No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia.
Radwanska has reached her first championship match since she lost here last year to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova. She will be seeking for her first title since 2008 and her fifth overall.