Tennis: Radwańska announces her retirement

Agnieszka Radwańska. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Christopher Johnson

Agnieszka Radwańska, the most successful Polish female tennis player in history announced her retirement on Thursday.

The 29-year-old Pole announced her decision on her Facebook profile.

This year has seen a series of sports failures and injuries for Ms Radwańska. Apart from health problems, she could not maintain her form, which caused her to fall quite low in the WTA ranking.

During her sports career, Agnieszka Radwańska won twenty career singles titles and was once ranked no. 2 in the Women Tennis Association (WTA) ranking, in July 2012.

She was the first Polish tennis player to win the WTA singles title (2007 Nordic Light Open), to reach a Grand Slam singles tournament final (Wimbledon, 2012) and to win the WTA Finals (in 2015).

For her accomplishments in sport and for representing her country with distinction, she was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit by the Polish President in 2013.