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Agnieszka Radwanska

Agnieszka Radwanska
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Agnieszka Radwańska [aɡˈɲɛʂka radˈvaɲska] ( listen) (born 6 March 1989 in Kraków, full name Agnieszka Roma Radwańska) is a WTA Tour Polish tennis player.

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She defeated Tamira Paszek of Austria to win the 2005 Girls' Singles Championship at Wimbledon. As a professional, her highest career singles ranking is World No. 9, achieved on 4 August 2008. As of June 15, 2009, she is ranked World No. 14.

Internazionali d'Italia 2009 - Agnieszka Radwanska
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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.

At the 2008 Australian Open, Radwańska became the first Polish woman to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal during the open era and only the second Polish woman (the other being Jadwiga Jedrzejowska during the 1930s) ever to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal.

On 24 May 2008, she became the first Polish female tennis player to surpass US$1 million in career prize money.

Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka Radwanska by Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

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".


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