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Tennis-Open-Satisfied Radwanska rues lack of experience

By Greg Stutchbury

MELBOURNE, Jan 23 - A lack of experience,
particularly on crucial points, had ended a satisfactory
Australian Open campaign, Agnieszka Radwanska said on
Wednesday.

The Polish teenager, who only finished high school last
year, was beaten 6-2 6-2 by a comparative veteran in
24-year-old Daniela Hantuchova on a sun-drenched Rod Laver
Arena, ending her first grand slam quarter-final in just 87
minutes.

"I was trying everything in first set and then second set,"
Radwanska told reporters.

"She was playing very good. She was playing very long
balls, close to the baseline. It was very hard to play.

"I made a few mistakes. I also had many chances, but I
didn't use (them) and the last points always she did better.

"I tried my best, but (it was) not my day."

The 18-year-old had a dream run through the tournament,
beating second seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and 14th seed Nadia
Petrova on her way to the quarter-finals.

"I'm very happy that I did my first quarter-final,"
Radwanska said. "I beat two Russian good players, both seeded.
So I'm happy."
Radwanska will next play Fed Cup for Poland in the
Europe/Africa Zone Group One qualifying tournament in Hungary
before WTA events in Pattaya in Thailand, Dubai and Doha.

Her test for her driver's licence in Poland will also need
to be postponed.

"I have (an) exam .. (but) there is one tournament, so I
have to change it," she said.

"It's very hard to change in Poland because it's so busy.
So I will try to change it for next time."

(Editing by Ed Osmond)