A crafty player with fine court sense, Agnieszka Radwanska has evoked comparisons to Martina Hingis because of her skills at opening the court with angles and diffusing more powerful players with placement and finesse. In 2007, she won Stockholm to become the first Polish woman to win a WTA title. A year later, she became the first Polish woman to crack the Top 10. The Krakow native's 12 career titles have come in bunches: she collected three titles in 2008 (Pattaya City, Istanbul and Eastbourne), three Premier-level titles in 2011 (Carlsbad, Tokyo and Beijing) when she won a career-best 11 straight matches to finish in the Top 10 for the third time and three championships in 2012. Radwanska defeated Julia Goerges, 7-5, 6-4, in the 2012 Dubai final. The fourth-seeded Pole swept second-seeded Maria Sharapova, 7-5, 6-4, in the Miami final to collect the biggest title of her career without dropping a set. Radwanska won the Brussels title to raise her record in finals to 10-2. Radwanska beat Angelique Kerber to reach her first career major final at the 2012 Wimbledon where she lost to Serena Williams in a three-set final. In January, 2013, Radwanska won Auckland and Sydney; she reached the Wimbledon semifinals losing to Sabine Lisicki, 6-4, 2-6, 9-7. In September, 2013, Radwanska outlasted Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4 in a two-hour, 45-minute epic in the Seoul final to win her third WTA title of the year and 13th of her career. She was the junior champion at Wimbledon in 2005 and at the French Open in 2006. Her sister, Urszula, who is 21 months younger, is also a pro player; the Radwanska sisters squared off in the 2011 U.S. Open first round with Agnieszka winning. Their father, Robert, is a teaching pro who has coached both sisters in the past.
Agnieszka Radwanska Tournament History
2013: Seoul, Sydney, Auckland
2012: Miami, Dubai, Brussels
2011: Beijing, Tokyo, Carlsbad
2008: Pattaya City, Istanbul, Eastbourne