London [England]: Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska on Sunday defeated British number one Johanna Konta in straight sets in the summit showdown of the women’s singles event of the China Open title in Beijing.
The third seeded player, who cruised through the tournament without dropping a set, sealed her second title in Beijing with an ace for a 6-4, 6-2 win which was also her second win in two attempts against Konta, reported the Guardian.
The British Number one fought off a first match point in the seventh game of the second set but Radwanska completed victory while serving in the next game. The match lasted for more than 90 minutes.
11th seeded Konta, despite the defeat, had reason to celebrate as she became only the fourth British woman to make the world’s top 10 since the WTA rankings began in 1975.
Konta was ranked 146th in the world as recently as June 2015 but she climbed into the top 10 by winning her semi-final. (ANI)