In a stunning show, the world number five from Poland overcame two losses in the Group stage to reach the semifinals, where she toppled nemesis Grabine Muguruza and finally trumped Simona Halep to become the champion.

Radwanska, however, has not tasted much success at Grand Slam stage. She has three semifinal appearances to show and in 2015 season, she reached the last-four stage of only the Wimbledon. Last year she had reached semis of Australian Open and in 2013 she made semis at the hallowed turfs at Wimbledon.

“For sure, Singapore performance has given me a lot of confidence, I just hope that it will help me win a Grand Slam next year. I can try to be my best because nothing comes easy (at that level),” Radwanska told PTI in an exclusive interaction on the sidelines of IPTL, where she is playing for the Indian Aces team.

Asked what she needs to add in her game to get that elusive Major, Radwanska said, “It’s always hard to say one thing.” “You just need to believe that you can do it. You can win those seven matches in a row. Couple of things have to be together to win a Grand Slam and a little bit of luck also on the way. In every Grand Slam, you have a chance.”

The 23-year-old said tournaments in the Asian region post the U.S. Open helped her redeem the otherwise ordinary 2015 season. “It was much better end to the season than the beginning. The beginning was not there, the couple of weeks in Asia were great for me, surely the last result in Singapore was great, I finished as world number five, so the season was great,” she said.

Asked if she changed something in her approach or game to get those results in Asia as she won titles in Tokyo and Tainjin apart from finishing a semifinalist in Beijing, Radwanska replied in negative. “I did not change much. I just was very good in Asia. The courts, the atmosphere, most of the tournaments there I played were very good. I always played great tennis there and I am happy with that,” she said.

“Whole of my team worked hard. Hard to be better and better and come back to the level I play. We did a good job.” Radwanska had the great Martina Navratilova in her team for a couple of months but split soon. She said she does not plan to add any new coach to her support staff and described the experience of being in company of such a legend as fantastic.

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