Agnieszka Radwańska named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Recently retired Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwańska has been named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the Polish Press Agency announced on Wednesday.

“The possibility of helping others is the most beautiful reward that my sport career has brought me,” the former Polish tennis player said.

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund has been choosing “ambassadors” to support children’s rights since the 1950s.

Agnieszka Radwańska will join other Polish Goodwill Ambassadors, including footballer Robert Lewandowski and the four-time Olympic champion in race walking Robert Korzeniowski.

The new “job” of Ms Radwańska will be to use her status as a worldwide acclaimed individual to draw attention to the plight of children in so-called developing countries.

In November 2018, Agnieszka Radwańska ended her sports career after months of struggling with injuries and unsuccessful attempts to get back to good form.

The best Polish tennis player in history and a former world No. 2, of the Women’s Tennis Association won 20 WTA singles titles during her career as a professional tennis player.

In 2012, she reached the final of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament, becoming the first Polish female tennis player to get to that stage.