Radwanska hitting form in Paris


Originally published on: 03/06/13 00:00

The world No.4 fired 18 winners as she comfortably beat 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 6-2 6-4 to set up a last-eight clash with last year’s runner-up Sara Errani.

Radwanska had won just one match on clay when she arrived in Paris, but a poor lead-up has not been a disadvantage for the Pole.

"Losing early in the tournaments before didn't help, but I'm happy I'm doing better here," Radwanska said. "I'm trying my best, and I'm even playing much better in this match than my first match. Ana played really well today – if I played like in the rounds before, I think I wouldn't make it today.

"I don't know the statistics, but that's one of my best matches of the year for sure, and especially on clay. I'm just very happy about it. Everything was working for me.

"I'm very, very happy to reach my first quarterfinal here. It's been great, especially on a surface I didn't really have good results on before, especially this year. So I'm just very excited about this."


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