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This is the second week in a row and the third tournament in a row that Agnieszka Radwanska was unable to close out a match that got down to the wire.
Last month's Wimbledon saw Radwanska reach the semifinals, where a wide-eyed Sabine Lisicki awaited. After a relatively quick first set, Radwanska found herself on the disappointing end of a 4-6 scoreline. It didn't take her long to bounce back and take the second 6-2, though. Radwanska carried her momentum into the third to get ahead 3-0, but she would lose the set, 7-9.
While this time in the final, Radwanska would suffer a similar fate in Stanford. After beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-0, 6-0 in Sydney earlier this year, Radwanska lost to her in the Stanford final 6-3, 4-6, 4-6.
Once again, Radwanska was unable to put the match away.
This week, Radwanska lost to Samantha Stosur. After losing the first set handily, 5-7, Agnieszka was once again able to regroup and take the second set decisively. By the third, she found herself coming out just short once more, and by the end of the match, Stosur was the surprise winner against the second seed by a score of 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.
This begs the question: Will Radwanska break her three-set losing streak in the latter stages of tournaments in time to perform well at the U.S. Open?