12 Jan 2013

ASB Classic winner wins in Sydney

4:55 pm on 12 January 2013

Auckland's ASB Classic winner Agnieszka Radwanska has humbled Dominika Cibulkova 6-0 6-0 in a ruthless display of all-court tennis to win her second Australian Open warm-up tournament in two weeks at the Sydney International.

The Pole, seeded fourth for Melbourne Park, secured her ninth straight victory from the start of the year in a little over an hour of one-sided tennis.

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro also expended little effort in reaching the final of the Kooyong Classic, easing past Marcos Baghdatis 6-4 6-1 at the former Australian Open venue.

The world number seven, who has been drawn to play a qualifier in the first round of the year's first grand slam, will meet former world number one Lleyton Hewitt in today's final at the exhibition event.

In the men's draw in Sydney, Bernard Tomic has run out a 7-6 6-4 winner over Italy's Andreas Seppi to reach his first ATP Tour final.

The 20-year-old has now gone seven matches unbeaten at the start of the year, including his stunning upset of Novak Djokovic in Perth last week.

Tomic's opponent in the final will be South African Kevin Anderson.

In the Hobart warm-up, Russian Elena Vesnina upset American eighth seed Sloane Stephens 6-2 6-2 to reach today's final, where she will play defending champion Mona Barthel, who beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 6-4 in the later semi-final.