Robin Soderling’s compatriot, Sofia Arvidsson, has been defeated in the second round of the Western and Southern Open by Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. The Polish player won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-3. Radwanska had got a bye in the first round, so, this was her first match of the competition. After winning the match, she told the reporters that the conditions were tough out there. It was very humid and it was not easy to maintain the stamina. But, she is happy that everything went smoothly and she cruised to the second round.

Radwanska held her service in the first game of the first set to take a lead of 1-0. But, in the next four games, both the players broke each other’s service twice and at the end of the fifth game, the scorecard was saying 3-2. Arvidsson held her service in the next game to level the score. In the next two games, both the players broke each other’s service again. In the ninth game, the Polish star managed to hold her service and then, she got another breakthrough in the tenth game to grab the first set by 6-4. In the second set, the Swedish youngster made a very good start by breaking Radwanska’s service in the very first game. But, she wasn’t able to maintain the lead for too long. Radwanska got a breakthrough in the fourth game and the scorecard was saying 2-2 at the end of the fourth game. Radwanska broke Arvidsson’s service again in the eighth game and then served out the next game to wrap up the match.

Radwanska said that she is not happy with her service in the match. She could have served a lot better. She would like to put up an improved performance in the next match. In the third round, Radwanska will play against Sloane Stephens of USA.