One player I do miss on the tour is Agnieszka Radwanska. Her skills on the court were unmatched. For years the Pole won WTA Fans player of the year and of course shot of the year.
A Grand Slam title never happened for her despite coming close at Wimbledon in 2012 but a few years later Aga put on a display of brilliance but sailed very close to the wind.
A defeat to Flavia Pennetta but a win against Simona Halep left Red Group in balance after two each. It was an incredible scenario of one set will do and Aga got that against Maria Sharapova to advance to the semi-finals!
Three set battles became the thing for Agnieszka Radwanska in Singapore. A comeback was needed against Garbine Muguruza and she performed exceptionally well to defeat the uprising Spaniard. In the final Aga needed to call on her unmatched skill once again to beat Petra Kvitova from a set up to win her biggest title!
Radwanska throughout her career had to adapt to the tour, a lot of power came her way but the way she soaked it showed tennis is just more than power.
If you type Agnieszka Radwanska into YouTube you will see tons ‘hot shots’ she has played throughout her career and they are remarkable.
Aga didn’t have the power of many but she had something that really bothered others and that was her skill and anticipation.
Aga lulled you into a false sense of security and it rilled players. Just watching her play you’d think she is on the defensive but her ability to turn points around with her incredible skill marked her out as one of the best and most underrated players.
I was pleased Aga won in Singapore a couple of years back but still was underrated in her career.
It says something how well loved she was during her career winning fan favourite awards yearly and she brought a crowd with her.
Tennis and success in sport shouldn’t just be just measured by how many major titles you win, obviously in some sports it is the pinocle and tennis is no different but you can make a difference and an everlasting impression which is what Aga did during her career!
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