After her fourth tournament of 2012, Agnieszka Radwanska has remained undefeated this year by any other player except for world No.1 Victoria Azarenka, having eliminated Julia Goerges in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title. The Dubai title is Radwanska’s eighth and will move her to career-best ranking of No.5.
In both sets Radwanska was the first to take a lead, 4-2 in the first set and 4-1 in the second, and even though on both occasions Goerges managed to come close, it was Radwanska’s final say and she finished the match 7-5 6-4 in one hour and 44 minutes.
En route to the Premier-level trophy, the fifth-seeded Radwanska survived qualifier Aleskandra Wozniak in the first round, for her 300th career win, then she beat Shahar Peer, ninth seed Sabine Lisicki, eighth seed Jelena Jankovic, and finally Goerges, who sent home the recent world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in the semis. (photo: Johan Rivera)