WTA Tour

Radwanska through in Eastbourne

2016-06-22 21:31
Agnieszka Radwanska (File)

Eastbourne - Agnieszka Radwanska relied on a steady serve and a solid game to beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-3 in a battle of former Wimbledon finalists for a place in the quarter-finals of the WTA Eastbourne event on Wednesday.

The top-seeded Pole, losing 2015 finalist, improved to a perfect 4-0 over Bouchard, who played for the Wimbledon title two years ago but whose ranking has taken a slide from the top 10 to her current 48th.

"I was serving pretty good, that helps in this kind of match," said world number three Radwanska, who lost early a week ago on Birmingham grass at the start of her Wimbledon run-up campaign.

"In the important moments I was serving good. Every match like this gives you a lot of confidence. It's easier afterwards in the end of the tournament or going to the Grand Slams.

"I'm just very happy with that win and with the game. I was feeling very good on court, conditions were also much nicer than yesterday. You could probably do everything what you wanted to do. I don't think I can really complain about anything today."

Radwanska is competing on the south coast for the 10th time and on Wednesday won in 62 minutes as she dominated her Canadian opponent.

She next faces 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova, a winner over Kateryna Bondarenko 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, and who came from a break down in the opening set.


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