World number 14-ranked Nadia Petrova defeated world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 in the finals of the 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open. Petrova breezed through the first set 6-0, playing almost flawless tennis, serving up 16 winners to three unforced errors, but she slipped up in the second set, hitting seven winners to 14 unforced errors as Radwanska took the second set 6-1. Radwanska built a 40-30 lead in the third set, but double faulted twice and from there, Petrova capitalized, breaking for 5-3—she then served it out, finishing it with a huge forehand swing volley winner and the 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 final.
"After running out of gas in the second set, I don't know where I found the strength and willpower to fight in the third set, but I did and it feels amazing," Petrova said. "This is the biggest tournament I've ever won. It's a great accomplishment. And at the beginning of the tournament I definitely didn't expect to win the title, because of the back injury I've been struggling with."
Seven of Petrova's 11 previous WTA titles were Premiers, but this Premier was by far the largest payout with $2,168,400 in prize money available.