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Serena Williams demolished Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday to reach her fifth WTA Championships final.

Serena Williams demolished Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday to reach her fifth WTA Championships final.

Williams improved her head-to-head score against Radwanska to 4-0 after completing an easy 6-2, 6-1 win in which she landed 39 winners.

In the final of the $4.9 million season-ending event, Williams will face either world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, or Russia's Maria Sharapova.

Radwanska failed to offer much resistance to world No. 3 Williams after coming through an epic match Friday against Sara Errani in the longest best-of-three match in WTA Championships history.

"Those last two matches really killed me," Radwanska said. "I really tried today and I really wanted to run, but my legs just didn't. This is the kind of tournament where you have to be fit every match to win.”

The Polish 23-year-old kept up with Williams before the American embarked on an eight-game winning streak at 2-2 in the first set.

Radwanska's defeat means that she finishes the season as world No. 4 after winning three titles in 2012.

"To be honest it was a really great year, especially that I was really close to No. 1,” said Radwanska, who reached the Wimbledon final this year.

“I was No.2 for a couple of weeks after my first Grand Slam final."

Williams has won the tournament twice, beating Lindsey Davenport in 2001 final and her sister Venus in 2009.