Updated: Monday, 17 March 2014 04:53 | By Agence France-Presse

Pennetta routs Radwanska to win Indian Wells WTA title

Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA crown.


Pennetta routs Radwanska to win Indian Wells WTA title

Flavia Pennetta of Italy hits a return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the women's final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 15, 2014 in Indian Wells, California - by Stephen Dunn

Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was troubled by a left leg injury.

Pennetta's victims in the $12 million (8.6 million euros) combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament included world number two and top seed Li Na of China as well as former US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

Pennetta claimed the 10th WTA title of her career and her first since Marbella in 2010. Since then Pennetta had battled through an injury-plagued 2012 season, dropping as low as 166th in the world.

She was considering retirement before reaching the semi-finals of the US Open last year.

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