Agnieszka Radwanska, the best Polish tennis player ever, announced her retirement this week following 13-year career
18 November 2018
Since turning pro in 2005 Radwanska won 20 tour-level singles trophies including several Premier Mandatory titles and elite season-ending WTA Finals. She reached the second week of every Grand Slam and played Wimbledon finals in 2012. Radwanska’s career-high ranking is №2, and she’s 7th in all-time prize money rankings with over $27,5 mil in on-court earnings.
Radwanska’s known for her intelligent playing style based on mobility and great anticipation. Her trick shots have often been featured in WTA season-ending highlight reels and used to account for up to half of them. Her mastery earned her nicknames “The Professor” and “Ninja” among players (beat an actual ninja in her sponsor’s commercial last year) and WTA Fan Favorite title for six years in a row.
Last summer Radwanska married hitting partner Dawid Celt. Amidst physical problems interfering with her tennis she claimed the wedding to be the only nice thing to have happened to her in 2017. This year she continued to struggle with her health and played less than 30 matches winning only half of them (opening her own hotel in native Krakow along the way). Having fallen out of the top 70 she said this week, ‘I’m not able to push my body to the limits required.’ Still, 29-year-old plans on keeping close to tennis.