Sharapova edges Radwanska in opening match at WTA Finals
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 25, 2015 11:49 PM
Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates as she beats Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
SINGAPORE (AP) — Maria Sharapova won her first match since the Wimbledon quarterfinal in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory against Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals on Sunday.
Sharapova was sidelined after the Wimbledon semifinals until the Wuhan tournament in China four weeks ago with a prolonged foot injury.
She retired in the third set of her first match at Wuhan with a left wrist injury.
Sharapova, looking rusty from the lack of match play, needed 2 hours, 47 minutes to finally nail down the win against Radwanska.
She served for the match at 5-2 and dropped her serve. At 5-4, she double-faulted on her first match point, but won the match two points later when Radwanska netted a forehand.
This marked Sharapova's 13th career win in 15 matches played against Radwanska.