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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Sara Errani fell to 0-22 against Top 5 players - she does have two wins over World No.6s, though.
  • 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.
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