Radwanska 25, the number five ranked player in the world won her first tournament of the season in Montreal.
Tournament director Eugene Lapierre called Agnieszka Radwanska the “anti-star,” and he meant it in a good way.
The right-hander, who won the US$2.44 million women’s Rogers Cup with a too-easy 6-4, 6-2 victory over Venus Williams on Sunday, is not flashy on or off the court.
She is relentlessly efficient, a tireless returner of balls from the baseline, with subtle changes of speed and spin that wear down vulnerable opponents like Williams, who had worn her 34-year-old self out with a stirring, three-set win over her top-ranked sister Serena Williams in the semifinals.
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