A former Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska received Order of Polonia Restituta Third Class, referred to as the Commander’s Cross, from the Polish President Andrzej Duda.
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She was awarded the order for outstanding sports achievements and promoting Poland worldwide. “You entered the history of the Polish and international tennis,” the president addressed the former tennis player during the ceremony.
“Since 2005, when you won the junior Wimbledon, we were proud of your well-developing career. Thank you for joy, pride, successes, as well as promoting Poland abroad,” the president said.
“I felt very moved, when Mr President named all those achievements. I never expected to be here to receive such order. I feel very appreciated, it is an honour for me,” Radawańska said after receiving the order.
Radwańska won 20 WTA tournaments in her career, including very prestigious masters competition – WTA Masters – in 2015. In 2012, she was a finalist of Wimbledon, she was also twice in the semi-finals of this tournament (in 2013 and in 2015), as well as semi-finals of Australian Open (in 2013 and in 2015). She was also in a second position of the global WTA Ranking.
Agnieszka Radwańska decided to terminate her career in November. Recently, she became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.