Goodbye girl Flavia Pennetta kept her hopes of one last title alive on Tuesday when she beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
The 33-year-old Italian, who announced she will retire at the end of the season after winning her first Grand Slam at the US Open, played an aggressive cross-court game to neutralise the stubborn defensive skills of Radwanska.
“I tried to be really focused, tried to be aggressive and hit the ball hard, and don’t give her too much time to do her job,”
Pennetta said after the match. “My serve helped me a lot today.” Pennetta said she was enjoying every moment on the court after declaring her retirement plans.
“It’s the last tournament of the year. It’s the last moment, it’s special to me,” she said.
“Here it’s like you’re playing the final of a Grand Slam every match, so you try your best.”