Agnieszka Radwanska (Polish) Biography

Agnieszka Radwanska

The Polish player was introduced to tennis at the age of 4 years old by her father Robert who is her coach and travels the world with her.

She was born on March 6th, 1989 in Krakow and is currently ranked number 14 in the world. She has used her tournament winnings to buy herself a large apartment in the center of Krakow and says she is a normal girl who has earned her own money, but she does ask her parents for advice and they have got some joint investments together. 

Birthplace:Kraków, Poland
Height:5 ft 7 1/2 in (1.72 m)
Turned Pro:23 April 2005

She grew up in Gronau, Germany where her father was a Club Professional and she made her mark in tennis as a junior winning Junior Wimbledon in 2005, the following year she won the Junior title at Roland Garros and was also the Top Junior in the World and she was awarded the accolade WTA’s Most Impressive Newcomer of the Year.

Her younger sister Urszula Radwanska is now following in her footsteps. She has won several Junior Grand Slam titles and was top-rated ITF Junior in 2007.

Radwanska was the first Polish player in history to claim a Sony Ericsson WTA Singles Title when she won the Nordea Nordic Open, and in 2008 she won three more titles Pattaya Women’s Open, Istanbul Cup, and the International Women’s Open.

She created another record on 24th May 2008 when she became the first Polish player to win more than $1 million in prize money. 

Apart from buying her apartment in Krakau, she loves shopping, buying brand names from her favorite stores Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein. Other tennis players have dogs as pets, but Radwanska has two pet rats Flippy and Floppy. 

Her season ended abruptly in October 2010 when she had to pull out of the tour with a stress fracture of her left foot. After losing to Angelique Kerber at the China Open in Beijing she said it was a serious, complicated injury and she wasn’t sure when first suffered it. She was uncertain about whether it would have healed in time for the 2011 Australian Open. 

She underwent surgery in the latter part of 2010 and she has managed to make her comeback in Melbourne. She hit the headlines all over the world during her first-round match against the veteran Japanese player Kimiko Date-Krumm.

She was just two points away from beating the Japanese player when her racket snapped in half as she attempted a backhand return. Both the racket head and the ball flew over the net and she was left holding the handle. It is thought she weakened the racket when she hit it twice on the ground two points earlier. 

She went on to win the match having called a time-out for the trainer to attend to a lower back injury. Date-Krumm was attempting to become the oldest player to win the Australian Open but said she cramped up when Radwanska called for the trainer. 

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