Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska takes WTA Pan Pacific Open title

Agnieszka Radwanska
It was Radwanska's third straight win against 27-year-old Russian Zvonareva

Agnieszka Radwanska kept up her winning record in finals this season by beating Vera Zvonareva of Russia to win the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

The 22-year-old Pole, who claimed the title at Carlsbad in her first final of the season in August, repeated her excellent performance with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over the world number four.

"I'm happy, I had very good wins and it was my best tournament this year.

"To play against Vera, you have to play your best," said Radwanska.

The title winner shrugged off a slow start, taking five games in a row as the Russian struggled to put away her first serves.

Radwanska missed one set point in the eighth game and two more in the ninth, but cashed in on a fourth when Zvonareva hit a lob long.

The Pole jumped ahead 2-0 and then 4-1 in the second set and, although she dropped her serve in the sixth, she took the following two games, the match ending with the Russian hitting a forehand wide.

It was the 22-year-old's sixth career title, following victories at Pattaya City, Istanbul, Eastbourne in 2008 and Stockholm in 2007, as well as at Carlsbad.

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