"I am no longer able to train and play at a high level, but I will not leave the world of tennis." The words of Agnieszka Radwanska shocked the world of tennis but, after what was seen in the last two years, they have not been completely unexpected.
Too many physical problems forced the Pole to say goodbye to the competition, just at only 29. The last two seasons have been marked by injuries and problems that have signed her career. After winning the 2015 WTA Finals and after having a good 2016, 2017 and 2018 saw endless crisis, with too many downs and very few ups.
Too many injuries and a body that obviously could not bear the attempt to recover. The Pole shared her retirement announcement through a Facebook post. A career which, according to Aga, will evolve and change. As she said: "It was not an easy decision.
I am honored to have so many special memories, but I am no longer able to train and play as I used to, and lately my body does not respond as I would, but I will not leave tennis. Now new challenges await me. I hope just as exciting as those on the playing court." What was her career all about? Her achievements have been deserved and important.
Not all of her colleagues were able to win 20 WTA titles and play a total of 28 finals. Not to mention the victory at the WTA Finals 2015, three Premier Mandatory and a final played and lost at Wimbledon in 2012, against Serena Williams.
Surely, there will remain the memory of a player with a superfine technique. Her shots were like magic; the racket was her magic wand and among dropshots, netshots and other shots, she weaved a tactical net in which she managed to harness all her opponents.
Her physique, however, never lived up to her technique and her tactical intelligence. The WTA Tour, thus, has lost one of its protagonists, one who leaves behind memories of sublime tennis to all lovers of our sport. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal still has no rivals on clay: not even Novak Djokovic?