World No 4 Radwanska booked for Classic

Briton Watson
also confirmed

DAVID LONG
Last updated 11:30 16/10/2012
Agnieszka Radwanska
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HIGH RANK: Polish pro Agnieszka Radwanska, the world No 4, will be the equal highest-ranked player ever to play at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

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World No 4 Agnieszka Radwanska will be the major draw card for this summer's ASB Classic.

The acquisition of the Pole is a major coup for tournament organisers as she is the equal highest-ranked player ever to appear in Auckland, following Elena Dementieva, who was also No 4 when she played at the tournament in 2009.

Radwanska has had a magnificent 2012, reaching the final of Wimbledon, where she lost to Maria Sharapova, and also winning tournaments in Dubai, Miami and Brussels.

There was some concern over what players the Classic would be able to attract this time because of the increased prizemoney and the addition of a new tournament on China the same weekend.

But having a player of Radwanska's quality will end those fears.

Also confirmed is Britain's Heather Watson, who won her first WTA tournament in Japan last weekend.

Watson will team up with Kiwi Marina Erakovic to play in doubles at the Classic.

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