Serena Williams playing tennis on another level, says Agnieszka Radwanska
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 28/01/16 5:46pm
Agnieszka Radwanska admits Serena Williams is playing tennis on another planet compared to the rest of the women's field.
The 26-year-old Radwanska suffered a 6-0 6-4 rout at the hands of the American in the Australian Open semi-final on Thursday.
She suffered a humiliating first set slaughter in just 20 minutes on Rod Laver Arena before she got some momentum back in the second set but was unable to stop Williams' march to her seventh final at Melbourne Park.
And the world No 4 and winner of last year's season-ending WTA Finals, said there was no player who could live with Williams when she was playing at that level.
"She goes on court and she just wants to kill it," Radwanska said after her 64-minute loss at the hands of the world No 1 and top seed.
"There was just no mistake. Unbelievable serve. Everything, she was going for it. Yeah, I couldn't do much. Not at all, actually.
"I don't think anyone can really play on that kind of level at all."
Radwanska had been bidding to advance to her second Grand Slam final, after Wimbledon 2012, but once Williams broke in the first game the writing appeared to be on the wall.
Radwanska's fastest serve in the first game topped out at 140kph. Williams, who blasted 42 winners in all, was sending it back at more than 130kph.
"I think she started unbelievable, with such a power and speed. I was just standing there kind of watching her playing," Radwanska added.
"When I was serving, everything is just going to your side with that kind of power, so deep that you cannot do anything."
Despite losing her perfect start to the 2016 season having won at Shenzhen before the Australian Open, Radwanska said she could still take positives out of the tournament, given she felt nobody could have stayed with the dominant 34-year-old, who blasted 42 winners to Radwanska's four.
"Semi-final of a Grand Slam isn't a bad thing. Still very happy with the result, happy with my game, for all the matches here," she said.
"I'm not even angry because I know she was just playing too good today."
Williams v Radwanska: Match Stats
|1st serve points won||88%||54%|
|2nd serve points won||47%||33%|
|Net points won||88%||83%|
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