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Name: Agnieszka Radwańska
Goes by: Aga, “The Professor,” “The Little Ninja”
Errani:”We call Radwanska “the professor” cause she is too good in finding her opponent weaknesses” http://t.co/WALuK02OM3
— enrico maria riva (@enricomariariva) June 3, 2013
Val has named her: “Agalicious,” “My Polish Princess” (she shares this royal rank with Caroline Wozniacki)
Birthday: March 6, 1989
In a nutshell: Agnieszka Radwańska is a lithe, fleet-footed, crafty player who drives her opponents to madness with an endless variety of shots delivered in unexpected patterns and from any spot on the court. With her small frame and delicate style, she favors strategy and speed over power. When she’s on her game, she’s a joy to watch, bounding lightly from one end of the court to the other, splashing a rainbow of shots across the canvas, creating a tennis masterpiece.
The lack of force, particularly on serve, makes it difficult for her to consistently take out other top players. Still, with a high ranking of #2 and 14 titles to her name, Aga remains a contender for a future Slam.
One of the highlights of her career came in the 2012 Wimbledon final, against the legendary Serena Williams. Overwhelmed in the 1st set to a 1-6 scoreline, Aga whipped up a phenomenal 2nd set, doggedly battling for each point, rallying herself to a 7-5 victory. Unable to maintain that stratospheric level of play, she fell 2-6 in the third, but it remains an inspirational performance. We here at Tennis Inside Out hope we’ll soon see her elegantly leap over that final hurdle to Wimby greatness.
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In what was considered a genius move, Aga hired former champion Martina Navratilova as her “coaching consultant” in December 2014. The hope was that the 9-time Wimbledon winner would be able to help Aga get that extra edge over her competitors and succeed in the Slams. Unfortunately, the pairing did not go as well as planned. After a 4th-round loss to Venus Williams at the 2015 Australian Open, Martina had some harsh words for her new charge, aired on Tennis Channel.
Four months later, the partnership dissolved because Martina was “too busy.” The sad result is that the brief collaboration seems to have made the Polish player even more uncertain about her game. Where she once acted intuitively on court, she now often seems lost. Coaching changes usually lead to transition periods like this, and we can only hope that Aga is soon able to incorporate any new ideas into the core awesomeness she already possesses.
On to the fun stuff. Similar to fast-food junkie Benoit Paire, the slender Radwanska has a surprising food addiction–to cheesecake. In fact, she’s such a fan of U.S. chain The Cheesecake Factory, they became a sponsor of hers.
— Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) August 12, 2014
— Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) July 30, 2014
Our beloved Polish Princesses stick together…
Friendship and respect always comes first.. pic.twitter.com/chVpX7YWNA
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) May 6, 2015
Aga appreciates her fans…
Some unbelievably nice support on Twitter. I love u guys. Pls keep supporting – this is when I need it most. Love Aga xoxo
— Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) March 31, 2015
She’s not afraid to have a little fun…
— Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) January 1, 2015
Aga’s also not afraid to gloat a little about her famous how-low-can-you-go squat shot on the baseline…
— Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) October 31, 2014
— Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) November 12, 2014
And not afraid to make bold fashion choices…
— Tennis Photos (@tennis_photos) October 18, 2014
“Naked Truth” – Agnieszka Radwanska bares it all http://t.co/yaj2MqIeko
— CPTA (@polishtennis) July 12, 2013
And if you can still focus, here are some videos to give you an idea of the woman in action!