Former Wimbledon Finalist and World Number 2, Agnieszka Radwanska has called it quits on her professional lawn tennis career.
The Polish star has revealed in a long post on social media, about her decision to hang up her racket earlier today. In her long post she has addressed her friends, families and fans about her decision. She expressed her mental dilemma on having to take the tough decision, owing to her deteriorating health.
‘Unfortunately I am no longer able to train and play the way I used to, and recently my body can’t live up to my expectations. Taking into consideration my health and the heavy burdens of professional tennis, I have to concede that I’m not able to push my body to the limits required.’
The Pole added that even though she will be pulling the curtains on her playing career, she will not be going away from the Game. Radwanska has not particularly pin pointed which associative role she will be picking up in the near future, but we can hope it will be for the best anyway, and according to her own words, ‘full of new challenges and ideas’.
‘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 mentioned about her pride in representing her country over the years, and has thanked all her fans for supporting her throughout the years, that brought her joy and Fan Favourite awards. In the end she has specially thanked her parents, sister and team consisting of David, Tom, Krzysztof and Jason, her sponsors and partners.
The 29-year old has won 20 WTA career titles and won the WTA Finals in Singapore in 2015. She reached her career high ranking of 2, after reaching the Wimbledon final in 2012 (her maiden and only final), where she lost to Serena Williams. Radwanska was also selected as the flag bearer for Poland in London 2012 Olympics, where she disappointingly crashed out in the first round. Radwanksa is married to former Tennis player Dawit Celt.
We wish Agnieszka Radwanska all the best for the new chapter in her life!
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