Quick Hits: Radwanska, Federer, and Sousa Post Wins

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  • Agnieszka Radwanska claimed her first title of 2015 with style by claiming the WTA Finals in Singapore with a 3 set victory over Petra Kvitova.  Aga’s year openned in an odd fashion as she had hired Martina Navratilova and saw her results plummet.  Radwanska’s unlikely Wimbledon semifinal came after she parted ways with Navratilova.  Aga’s year turned around as she played in many enjoyable matches throughout the second half of the season.  This was rewarded with a big title heading into 2016.
  • Roger Federer won his hometown event in Basel by defeating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.  I would not list this as one of the least important matches in Nadal and Federer’s rivalry that started in 2004, but one wonders if this was their last clash in a tournament final. Federer now holds 88 career titles leaving him 6 tournament wins behind Ivan Lendl for the second most titles for men in the Open Era. At 34, I wouldn’t bank on 6 more titles for Federer, but his odds seem reasonably good for tying or surpassing Lendl’s tournament title total.
  • Joao Sousa won his second career title by gutting out a tough three set win over Roberto Bautista Agut in Spain.  Sousa and Agut should enter 2016 with some momentum.  
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