Agnieszka Radwanska believes WTA has "a good combination" of styles

Agnieszka Radwanska believes WTA has "a good combination" of styles

In Shenzhen this week serving as a WTA Finals Legends Ambassador, the former world No. 2 revealed she still keeps a close eye on her sport after retiring a year ago.

Before she retired in 2018, Agnieszka Radwanska was acclaimed for her hot shots, producing plenty of crafty winners during her career.

Now, she finds plenty of players following in her footsteps. This year's WTA Finals Shenzhen has featured a field with a variety of different games and new names joining established veterans—current world No. 1 Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Bianca Andreescu, Petra Kvitova, Elina Svitolina, and Belinda Bencic.

Radwanska, a former Grand Slam finalist, is attending the WTA Finals as a Legends Ambassador and praised the current diversity on the WTA tour during a press conference at the event.

"I think now in the women's tennis, we can see a lot of styles. Also [a lot] players with different ages. Even here we can see some young ones, also some older ones," she said. "I think it's a good combination right now in women's tennis."

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Radwanska noted Andreescu and Barty as players with some similarities to her game. Andreescu has had a big breakthrough this season, winning Indian Wells, Toronto, and the US Open.

"Of course, Bianca can play really powerful tennis. Also when she has to play some tricky shots, she can do it as well. A nice combination of tennis, for sure," said Radwanska. "You can see she's playing the tennis that seems like she's on tour for so many years, and she just actually started. That is very impressive from her."

Barty won the French Open and has climbed to the top spot, with Radwanska saying that the Australian can also produce shots like hers.

"Ash Barty [has some] of the best hands on the tour, nice volley as well. It's nice to see not also the powerful shots but also the really good touch," said Radwanska.

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And they're not the only ones, adds the former top five player from Poland.

"I think a lot of players. I was watching yesterday Belinda against Petra," she said. "Totally different styles. But, of course, my friends like Angie [Kerber] and Caro [Wozniacki], always watching them obviously."

It's apparent that Radwanska has been following the game since her retirement, though she is now involved in other things like commentary, coaching, residential design and also appeared on a TV dancing show.  

"I'm still a big fan of tennis," she said. "I was in the three [of the] Grand Slams this year, so it was nice to catch up with all girls, see all the faces that I was seeing for almost 15 years."

Radwanska is a former WTA Finals winner.