Bethanie Mattek-Sands has continued her stunning form at Apia International Sydney 2014 with an upset victory over top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska.
After falling behind 3-0 to open the match, Mattek-Sands settled into the contest and began to dominate with her superior power, claiming a 7-5 6-2 victory.
It was Radwanska’s first loss for the season after winning four straight at the Hopman Cup, while it was Mattek-Sands’ fifth consecutive victory after coming through the qualifying draw.
She faces the winner of the match between fellow American Madison Keys and wildcard Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia.
More to come …