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18 Exciting Truths On Agnieszka Radwanska

1. Agnieszka “Aga” Radwa?ska ( listen) (born 6 March 1989) is a Polish professional tennis player.

2. Radwa?ska achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in July 2012 and is currently ranked World No. 5 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

3. Known for constructing points and making intelligent use of the court,

4. She is the first Polish player in the Open Era to reach a Grand Slam singles final (the 2012 Wimbledon Championships), the first Pole to win the WTA Finals (in 2015), the first Pole to claim a WTA singles title (the 2007 Nordea Nordic Light Open), and was one half of the first Polish team to win the Hopman Cup tournament.

5. In addition, she won the WTA Award for Most Impressive Newcomer in 2006.

6. Radwa?ska has been voted the WTA’s Fan Favorite Singles Player for four consecutive years (2011 2014), the most of any woman, in polls held by WTATennis.com. For her accomplishments in sport and for representing her country with distinction, in 2013 she was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit by Polish President Bronis?aw Komorowski.

7. Born in Krakw to Robert Radwa?ski and Marta, Radwa?ska began playing tennis at the age of four after her father introduced her to the sport.

8. Radwa?ska has named Pete Sampras and Martina Hingis as inspirations.

9. In 2009, Radwa?ska became a WTA ambassador for Habitat for Humanity.

10. Radwa?ska is a practising Roman Catholic, and she took part in the Polish Catholic campaign “Nie wstydz? si? Jezusa!” (“I’m not ashamed of Jesus!”).

11. She released a video for the campaign in which she urged her fans to “not be ashamed of believing” and arranged her tennis balls so they would read “JEZUS” (“JESUS”).

12. Radwa?ska won the junior singles title at Wimbledon in 2005, defeating Tamira Paszek.

13. She went on to win the junior French Open title in 2006 with a victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She played her first WTA tournament at the 2006 J&S Cup (later known as the Warsaw Open) in Warsaw, defeating Anastasia Myskina in her opening match.

14. She advanced to the quarterfinals, where she lost to Elena Dementieva in three sets.

15. At the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, she lost in the fourth round to Kim Clijsters.

16. She went on to drop a second-round match to Tatiana Golovin at the US Open.

17. At the Fortis Championships Luxembourg tournament, Radwa?ska lost in the semifinals to Francesca Schiavone after defeating former world no.

18. Radwa?ska participated at the 2007 Australian Open, but she was upset by Ana Ivanovic in the second round.

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