Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, won her first title of the year, defeating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2. It is the 14th career title for the World No. 5.
Radwanska troubled a tired-looking Venus, who didn’t seem to know how to handle the tricky Pole’s game. Aga broke her in the third game of the first set, which was all she needed to take it. In the second, she broke Williams in the first game. Then breaks were traded, and Williams looked deflated after the second break of her serve.
Venus, 34, had spent a lot of time on court over the last two weeks, including the Bank of the West last week, and an emotional three-set victory over her sister, Serena, in the semifinals yesterday. However, it was one of her best runs in some time, and she will be back in the Top 20 when the rankings come out tomorrow.
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