Radwanska beats Svitolina to take Connecticut Open title

Saturday August 27th, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska completed a dominating week at the Connecticut Open on Sunday, beating Elina Svitolina 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the final.

The Polish star didn't drop a set during the tournament. She took control of the final from the start, winning 20 of the first 27 points to take a 5-0 lead.

The 21-year-old Svitolina, from the Ukraine, held off two set points in the sixth game, but Radwanska was able to serve out the set in 29 minutes.

The second set was much closer and Radwanska saved two set points to force the tiebreaker.

But Svitolina, the 10th seed, committed 36 unforced errors, including a backhand into the net to end the match.

The title is the second this season for the Radwanska, who also won the Shenzhen Open in China in January. She will go into next week's U.S. Open as the No. 4 seed.

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