Istanbul Gallery: No.2, No.3, No.4 Start Strong
The favorites came out strong on Day 1, and two of them got some good old fashioned revenge.
Published October 24, 2012 12:00
Agnieszka Radwanska was the first winner of the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012.
Agnieszka Radwanska won the first seven points and first three games and ended up rolling, 63 62.
Petra Kvitova had won 25 indoor hardcourt matches in a row, and was 3-0 against Agnieszka Radwanska.
And Petra Kvitova would fall to 0-5 against Top 5 players this year with the straight set defeat.
Agnieszka Radwanska also improved to 5-0 against left-handers this year, not losing a set, either.
Serena Williams followed with a 64 61 win over Angelique Kerber, avenging a loss to her in Cincy.
Just like last year, the fan support was simply fantastic at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul.
Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani - who were born just 10 days apart - were last on court on Day 1.
Maria Sharapova beat Sara Errani, 63 62 - a repeat of their only previous scoreline at Roland Garros.
Sara Errani fell to 0-22 against Top 5 players - she does have two wins over World No.6s, though.