Agnieszka Radwanska eases past Irina-Camelia Begu in second round brawl – Australian Open 2013
World number four, Agnieszka Radwanska, overcame the limited resistance posed by the 55th ranked Romanian, Irina-Camelia Begu, in the second round of Australian Open on Wednesday. The Pole number one took merely 86 minutes
to register her thumping victory in twin-sets, 6-3, 6-3, marching into the third round of the season-opening Grand Slam tournament.
The local crowd at the coveted Melbourne Park Arena witnessed yet another exhibition of sheer dominance from the fourth seed Pole. Radwanska took hold of the momentum right from the beginning and remained in the driving seat all
the way to victory. She Gave away limited chances to the Romanian underdog but kept cruising through the games with tremendous ease, eventually disposing of Begu in the second set of the match.
The contest kicked off with thrilling action right from the first game, as Radwanska saved three break points she faced but Begu eventually broke her on the fourth attempt to lead 1-0. The fourth seed Pole retaliated in the very
next game to break the Romanian serve and levelling the score to 1-1. Radwanska went on to sting three successive breaks of serve to reach a commanding position of 5-1. Begu registered her second break point in the seventh game but couldn’t save the set, submitting
it at 3-6.
Radwanska sustained her winning impetus in the following set and broke her opponent early to lead 2-0. An exchange of break points from both sides was witnessed in the sixth and seventh game but Radwanska’s sixth serve break of
the day proved decisive. She closed out the match at 6-3 and booked a spot in the round of 32 at Melbourne Park.
Begu’s error-ridden game play proved extremely taxing for her in the contest. She coughed a total of 38 unforced errors, including four crucial double faults and could register three out of six break points to finish on the losing
side in the end. On the other hand, Radwanska proved very miser with her unforced errors and committed only 14 in the entire matchup. She had 12 break opportunities in the contest but only six conversions proved sufficient for her to wrap up her victory in