Radwanska lost 'lot of respect' for Azarenka

by: Matt Cronin | February 23, 2012

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Agnieszka Radwanska rips Victoria Azarenka for allegedly exaggerating injuries during the world No. 1’s semifinal victory over her in Doha last week. The 22-year-old Pole said she was "angry" with Azarenka, who has beaten her three times this year. Interestingly, the two have socialized and both are good friends with Caroline Wozniacki.

At times during the match, Azarenka—who suffered an ankle injury that eventually caused her to pull out of Dubai—was hobbling and appeared to be wincing in pain. Radwanska and Azarenka barely touched hands after the match and made no eye contact. Azarenka swept Samantha Stosur the next day to win the title.

"I think after this match....just lost a lot of respect," Radwanska told reporters in Dubai. "I was angry because I don't think this is the great image for the women's tennis, what was going on there."—Matt Cronin
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