Agnieszka Radwańska [aɡˈɲɛʂka radˈvaɲska] ( listen) (born 6 March 1989 in Kraków, full name Agnieszka Roma Radwańska) is a WTA Tour Polish tennis player.
Her career high singles ranking is World No. 8, which she achieved on 22 February 2010. As of 11 October 2010, she is ranked World No. 14. In 2007, Radwańska became the first Polish player in history to claim a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title when she won the Nordea Nordic Light Open. In 2008, she won three more singles titles: the Pattaya Women's Open, the Istanbul Cup, and the International Women's Open. Radwańska has also reached three Grand Slam Quarterfinals, becoming the first Polish woman in WTA to reach that far in a Grand Slam. On 24 May 2008, she became the first Polish female tennis player to surpass US$1 million in career prize money.
* 1 Playing style
* 2 2006
* 3 2007
* 4 2008
* 5 2009
* 6 2010
* 7 Other information
* 8 Career statistics
* 9 Awards
* 10 Notes
* 11 References
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Radwańska is an all-court player (as shown with her results on different surfaces. She won three titles in 2008 on hard, clay, and grass courts). She hits consistently on both the forehand and the backhand sides. Her favorite shot is her forehand, particularly the inside-out forehand which is her most powerful shot . She is also very accurate with the drop shot and lob. She lacks much of the "power plays" of other players like Maria Sharapova or the Williams sisters, thus she relies on tactical accuracy and patience on constructing the point before hitting a winner. In addition, Radwańska is known for her gamesmanship . Because of this playing style, several commentators (including former men's pro Wojtek Fibak) have compared her to Martina Hingis, saying that she is "a natural mover who understands the geometry of the court" . However, several commentators have also said that Radwańska lacks the serving power and offensive capabilities to become a top 3 player.
In May, Radwańska played her first WTA tournament at the Tier II J&S Cup in Warsaw, where she reached the quarterfinals. In her first match, she defeated seventh-seeded Anastasia Myskina 6–4, 4–6, 6–4. In the second round, she beat Klara Koukalová but lost in the quarterfinals to Elena Dementieva in three sets.
In June, Radwańska won her second Grand Slam junior singles title, defeating top-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final of the French Open. She reached the top of the ITF rankings and received a wild card for the main draw at Wimbledon.
At Wimbledon, Radwańska lost in the fourth round to second-seeded Kim Clijsters. Radwańska was just the fifth ever wildcard to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon.
In August, Radwańska won three qualifying matches to reach the main draw of the U.S. Open. She lost in the second round to Tatiana Golovin.
At the Fortis Championships Luxembourg tournament, Radwańska lost in the semifinals to Francesca Schiavone after defeating former World No. 1 Venus Williams in the second round and top-seeded Dementieva in the quarterfinals 7–5, 6–2.Agnieszka Radwańska