World No. 8 Radwanska lauds WTA’s young crop: “The kids are coming!"

by: Matt Cronin | April 15, 2017

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"I think the new generation of players are just better than earlier in my career,” says the world No. 8. (AP)

Former world No. 2 and current No. 8 Agnieszka Radwanska says a very good group of younger players is making their presences felt on tour.

Radwanska, now 28, says there’s more to this crop of players than simply hitting the ball hard.

“Now I know what my opponents must have felt like back then. I have to say, the younger players on tour right now are dangerous,” Radwanska told Straits Times. “We talk about it among ourselves. ‘The kids are coming!’

“I think the new generation of players are just better than earlier in my career. They really play smart. From a young age, they’re already pushing to play tournaments and matches. They’re sacrificing a lot but that means they’re very good when they’re 16 or 17.”

After reaching the final of Sydney, Radwanska fell in the second round at the Australian Open, and did not advance further than the third round at Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells or Miami.  

Radwanska, who has won 20 titles in her career, added that she will push on, but now, she won’t play every week like she used to.

“My goal now is to maximize the time I have left on tour, and that means being as efficient as possible in my schedule by making the most of my opportunities,” she said.

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