by: TennisMood 81

Agnieszka Radwanska

“Sometimes you can really serve well and win the match because of the serve. I have the opposite thing now, so it’s kind of hard. I can just really play with my forehand and backhand!”

Agnieszka Radwanska: Rules of Life(28 y.o.)
Agnieszka Radwanska

Personal Facts

Overview

  • Nicknamed “The Professor”, “Ninja” and “The Magician”. They were given her due to the fact that she can pull off the most difficult shots in the game with ease.
  • Began to play tennis at the age of 4 and already in her teens became a professional tennis player.
  • "When a child, I was encouraged to play all sports to make me a more well-rounded athlete and to improve things related to tennis, such as balance and hand-eye coordination. I used to ski and swim a lot, and I was on the school volleyball and soccer teams. Playing other sports was all about maintaining fitness and staying active, and it helped to develop coordination."
  • Adores Paris.
  • Won French Open junior championship and the Wimbledon junior singles title as a teen.
  • "What really makes me move, is eighties. When I hear rock-and-roll and twist I feel like dancing."
  • "Sit-ups, for sure is my favorite exercise. I like to do more than 300 in a single session. That makes my stomach rock hard. But when I do them, I think, 'I wish this were over' or 'Now I can eat more chocolate'."
  • Agnieszka is the only Polish player who competed at the WTA Finals in its 44-year history."It was the honor to carry the flag for the Polish team, especially because I was the first girl to do that in Polish history."
Agnieszka Radwanska bio facts
  • Got 20 career singles titles.
  • "Talking about my favorite athlete in the world. Well, Roger Federer, I think is a classy guy, and I could watch him playing pretty much all day."
  • Got a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2.
  • Won the WTA Award for Most Impressive Newcomer in 2006.
  • The WTA's Fan Favorite Singles Player (2011–2015) according to the results of audience voting.
  • Favorite surface is grass and favorite shot is forehand.
  • "I really like to watch the game. I really like to compare matches and see all of the guys and girls playing. Of course I love to watch the top seeded, as well, especially the men's tour."
  • "The last movie in the cinema that I saw was Magic Mike, so it was a good one – it was a really good one!"
  • Beloved singers are Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem. "My favorite song is 'I got a feeling' by Black Eye Peas. On my iPod you’ll find everything – R&B and rap are my favorites. I like really Rihanna and Beyonce and Jay Zee as well. I also like Lady Gaga. I mix it up depending on the mood but Beyonce is the best!"
  • "I’m really obsessed with my nails. You can’t find a picture of me without a manicure!"
Agnieszka Radwanska tennis pro
  • Dorota Tarakowska is adored author.
  • "Skiing was always my favorite hobby. Unfortunately I haven’t done it in years because it’s too dangerous while I’m playing. I can’t wait to get back into it in a few years — if I haven’t forgotten how."
  • "I was always in up an age group, when I played junior tournaments in Poland.So I was much younger and much smaller than the other kids. The joke used to be that if the wind blew too hard it would blow me away! But that never bothered me and wasn’t a
    hindrance to my game. I was coached to focus 100 percent on my own game rather than get worked up about the opponent."
  • In 2012 was called "the most tactically sound, subtle tennis player in the world" by Tom Perrotta of The Wall Street Journal.
  • Favorite actress is Nicole Kidman.
  • Due to her boundless love for the American restaurant chain Cheesecake Factory, she was first sports endorsement of this restaurant. "McDonald’s cheeseburgers or cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory. I am proud to say I have tried every single one!"
  • Signed an agreement with Lexus. Lexus logo appears on her court dress in all tournaments. Also she has got the latest Lexus model – LS limousine.
  • WTA ambassador for Habitat for Humanity (since 2009).
  • Main target is to win a Grand Slam title and become No.1 in the world.
  • Her prize money is over $17 million.
  • In 2012 was the 9th highest-earning female athlete in the world (according to Forbes).
Agnieszka Radwanska sister

Agnieszka Radwanska's Private and Family Life

  • Did the naked photo-shoot to show her independence from her father.
  • Her younger sister Urszula is also a pro tennis player.
  • Since 2009, together with her youngest sister Urzula she took part in project “Noble Box” to Szlachetna Paczka during the off-season.
  • Has a loving relationship with a former player Dawid Celt.

Religion And Coaching

  • "Before I was hitting with balls, I was hitting with balloons. My dad used really cool teaching aids when we were kids. My sister and I were both tiny kids. We were about half the size of the net when we started, so dad had us start with balloons because it was easier to get them up and over."
  • Her first coach was her father, Robert Radwanska. But due to his aggressive and too severe methods she stopped working with him
  • Is a practicing Roman Catholic, and so she participated in the Polish Catholic campaign "Nie wstydzę się Jezusa!" ("I'm not ashamed of Jesus!"). But after her naked photo-shoot, she was disqualified from this group.
  • Her current coach is Tomasz Wiktorowski, who replaced her father.

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