Agnieszka Radwanska: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Agnieszka Radwanska is still searching for the big one. The 26-year-old has 14 WTA victories, which is tied for eighth-most among active players, but she’s yet to break through at a major.

However, into the semifinals at Wimbledon, where she has always been most dangerous, she’s close to changing that.


1. She Is Ranked No. 13 in the World

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With the guidance of her father and coach, Robert, Radwanska began playing tennis at age four. When she was only 18, she earned her first win at the Nordea Nordic Light Open in 2007, becoming the first Polish player to win a WTA singles title. A year later, she had already racked up four titles and was ranked No. 10 at the end of the season.

From there, it has been pretty steady results from Aga. In the next six years, she finished the year ranked 10th, 14th, eighth, fourth, fifth and sixth. The highest she climbed was No. 2 in 2012 after reaching the final at Wimbledon, the only time she has advanced that far at a major.

She was coached for a short while by legend Martina Navratilova, but that ended in April of 2015, leaving Tomasz Wiktorowski as her main coach.


2. She Is One of the Most Popular Players on Tour

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Radwanska has won the WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year four years in a row.

And it’s not just the fans who enjoy her. Andy Murray has written that Radwanska, a crafty 5’8″ player who isn’t imposing but can be magical with her shot-making ability, is his favorite WTA player to watch.

“She plays a slightly different game, hits lobs, drop shots, moves well,” he wrote. “She has variety and I like that.”


3. She Has Earned Over $17 Million in Prize Money

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With fourteen singles titles, two doubles titles and 11 majors where she has advanced to at least the quarterfinals, Radwanska has pulled in some huge paychecks. Her $17.9 million (before Wimbledon 2015) ranks her 14th on the WTA career earnings list.

In 2014, Forbes named Radwanska the eighth highest-paid female athlete with earnings of $3.8 million and endorsements (Cheesecake Factory, Rado, Lexus, among others) totaling $3 million.

A rough estimate for her net worth would be over $20 million.


4. Her Sister Is Also a Professional Tennis Player

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Urszula Radwanska, 24, hasn’t been nearly as successful as her older sister, but she did win a doubles title with her Agnieszka in 2007 (her only title) and cracked the top 30 in 2012.

Injuries dropped her in the rankings in 2014, but she has climbed back to No. 107 and won a match at Wimbledon before playing well in a second-round loss to Samantha Stosur.

Agnieszka and Urszula have played each other four times. Urszula took the first, but Agnieszka has won the last three, with the most recent coming in 2012.

“It’s the worst draw,” Agnieszka said of playing a sibling. “We played a couple times in the first round, but it was a long time ago and so many times in the juniors semifinals, doubles as well, but yes of course, that’s the worst thing that can happen.”


5. Her Boyfriend Is Rumored to Be Former Player Dawid Celt

Nothing has really been made official, but there have been rumors that Agnieszka is dating her sparring partner, Dawid Celt.

The 29-year-old Poland native never played a main draw match on Tour and achieved a career-high ranking of 862 before retiring in 2011.

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