Agnieszka Radwanska has built an impressive legacy for herself, capturing 20 WTA titles, claiming $27 million in prize money and representing Poland on both the Fed Cup and Olympic teams.
The 29-year-old has been plagued with injuries throughout her career, including to her foot and back, and last week, the former world No. 2 took to social media to announce her retirement, citing her health.
Here’s more on the tour’s most recent retiree.
The Agnieszka Radwanska File
Birthplace: Krakow, Poland
Current Rank: 76
Career-High Rank: 2 (July 2012)
Best US Open Finish: Round 4 (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2016)
- After turning pro in 2005, it didn’t take Radwanska long to make waves on the women’s circuit. By 2006, she had her first year-end Top-100 finish, and it took only one more year for her to ascend to a Top-30 season-ending ranking in 2007.
- Radwanska clinched her first WTA singles championship at Stockholm in 2007 and went on to capture 19 more titles, including Tokyo, Miami, Montreal, New Haven and the WTA Finals. She also holds two career doubles titles.
- Radwanska’s furthest run at a Grand Slam was at 2012 Wimbledon, where she defeated Magdalena Rybarikova, Elena Vesnina, Heather Watson, Camila Giorgi, Maria Kirilenko and Angelique Kerber, before falling to Serena Williams in the final. Her Grand Slam singles record is an impressive 125 wins to 49 losses.
- Radwanska competed at the US Open over 13 straight years, from 2006-18, with her best result a fourth-round finish, which she reached five times (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016). At her last showing in New York this year, she fell in the first round to Germany’s Tatjana Maria.
- Radwanska is the first Polish player to reach a Grand Slam singles final in the Open era and the first Polish woman to win the WTA Finals.
They Said It!
"I’m hanging the racquet up and say goodbye to the pro tour, but I’m not leaving tennis. Tennis is and always has been special in my life. But now it’s time for new challenges, new ideas, equally as exciting as those on the tennis court, I hope.” - Radwanska tweeted on her retirement last week.