February 25, 2012
Radwanska captures Dubai title
By Sports Network
|Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland poses with her trophy as Julia Goerges (background) of Germany looks up after their women's singles final match at the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska recorded a straight-set victory over German Julia Goerges in Saturday's final at the $2 million Dubai Tennis Championships.
The Polish Radwanska beat Goerges 7-5, 6-4 to claim her first title of the year.
The 22-year-old Radwanska, who went a perfect 3-0 in a trio of finals last season, improved to 8-2 in career title matches.
Radwanska is projected to rise to a career-high fifth in the world rankings.
Goerges failed to build off her upset of former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in Friday's semifinal action. The German fell to 2-2 in career finals.
Radwanska pasted Goerges 6-1, 6-1 in the fourth round at the Australian Open last month in their only other meeting.
With the victory, Radwanska took home $446,778.