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Photo of Agnieszka Radwanska
06 Mar 1989

Agnieszka Radwanska became the first Polish woman to win a WTA singles title (2007 Stockholm), to rank in Top 10 (after 2008 Wimbledon) and defeat a World No.1 player (Wozniacki at 2012 Sydney). In 2008 2008, her first Top 10 season (finished No.10), Radwanska won three WTA titles in Pattaya City (d. Craybas in final), Istanbul (d. Dementieva in final) and Eastbourne (d. Petrova in final). She failed to win a title until 2011, when she added three trophies to her tally in Carlsbad (d. Zvonareva in final), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (d. Zvonareva in final) and Beijing (d. Petkovic in final).

A former Wimbledon girls' singles champion, Radwanska became Poland’s first Grand Slam finalist in the Open Era by reaching title match at the All England Club in 2012 (l. S.Williams in F in 3s) and the second overall after Jadwiga Jedrzejowska who was runner‐up in three major finals in the 1930s.

In 2013 Radwanska won three titles in Auckland (d. Wickmayer in final), Sydney (d. Cibulkova in final) and Seoul (d. Pavlyuchenkova in final), and reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. In 2014 she reached the final in Indian Wells, returned in Katowice to play a professional eventin Poland after seven years, and sealed the only title when she won the Canadian Open for the first time in her career.

She won the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore (d. Kvitova in F) after going 1-2 in round robin play. She was the first player since the introduction of the round robin format in 2003 to lift the title after losing two matches.

In 2016, Radwanska was one of six players to complete a hat-trick of titles as she triumphed in Shenzhen (d. Riske in F), New Haven (d. Svitolina in F) and Beijing (d. Konta in F). Her title-run in New Haven was the second-most efficient of the season, as she dropped only 20 games (best was Azarenka at Brisbane – 17 games). She also reached the semifinal at Australian Open (l. eventual R-Up S.Williams) and the WTA Finals (as defending champion, d. No.5 Ka.Pliskova and No.6 Muguruza in round robin play, l. No.1 Kerber). At the end of the season she won the WTA Fan Favorite Award for the sixth straight year.

In 2017, after a second round exit at Australian Open, she dropped outside the Top 5 since October 2015. Playing a single final, losing to Konta in Sydney, she finished the season outside the Top 20 for the first time since 2007.




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