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Radwanska stunned by Barty at WTA Wuhan Open

Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their WTA Wuhan Open third round match, in China's central Hubei province, on September 27, 2017
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Wuhan (China) (AFP) – Agnieszka Radwanska suffered an upset 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Australia’s Ashleigh Barty on Wednesday as shock results continued at the Wuhan Open. 

The 28-year-old Pole, seeded nine, looked strong in the first set but lost seven consecutive games to allow her opponent — ranked 37 in the world — to take a lead in the third.

Barty, who had already downed fifth seed Johanna Konta in the second round, is now in the running to qualify for the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai.

Radwanska, ranked 13 in the world, is the latest seed to roll at Wuhan after Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki crashed out on Tuesday.

They followed fellow seeds Johanna Konta, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Petra Kvitova among others, who all suffered surprise defeats on Monday.

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