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US Open: Radwanska first major upset at Flushing Meadows

August 27, 2014 23:22 IST

Shuai Peng of China reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their US Open match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City on Wednesday

Image: Shuai Peng of China reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their US Open match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Peng Shuai of China upset fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-4 in a shocking start to the women's second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Peng, the doubles World No 1, used her piercing, two-fisted groundstrokes to put Radwanska on the defensive and claimed the biggest scalp of the championship on her third match point with a backhand crosscourt winner.

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland reacts aftrer being defeated by Shuai Peng of China on Wednesday

Image: Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland reacts aftrer being defeated by Shuai Peng of China on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Peng, the French Open doubles champion who is looking for her first career WTA Tour title, registered 28 winners in the 96-minute match.

The unseeded Chinese, ranked 39th in singles, will play either 28th seed Roberta Vinci of Italy or Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania in the third round of the year's final Grand Slam.