Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska had played her first WTA main draw in Warsaw in 2006 (and it was a successful debut, as she beat French Open champion Anastasia Myskina in the first round), then joined the event again in 2007, and this week she’s making her third appearance at a WTA tournament in her home country, this time playing the BNP Paribas Katowice Open.
The top-seeded Radwanska made a good start, holding all her service games and once even hitting three consecutive aces in her 6-3 6-2 victory over Czech world No.137 Kristyna Pliskova in the first round. The International-level Katowice Open made the WTA calendar last year and the champion of the inaugural edition was Roberta Vinci, who is this year seeded second and also advanced to the second round with a 6-3 6-3 win over Ksenia Pervak.
This week we’re also having Claro Open Colsanitas tournament in Bogota, Colombia. Top seed is Jelena Jankovic and she will face Mathilde Johansson in the first round, while second-seeded Sloane Stephens lost her opener to Mariana Duque-Marino 6-3 6-3. (photo: Jimmie48)