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Polish tennis star Radwańska awarded state honour

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Paweł Kononczuk 11.01.2019 14:52
Recently retired Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwańska was on Friday awarded a state distinction by the president.
Andrzej Duda hands Agnieszka Radwańska a state honour. Photo: PAP/Leszek SzymańskiAndrzej Duda hands Agnieszka Radwańska a state honour. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Radwańska was given the Commander’s Cross of the Polonia Restituta Order by Polish President Andrzej Duda, who said she had “made history” in Polish and international tennis.

“We were watching you, we were happy and cheerful, but most of all we were proud of your beautifully developing career,” Duda added during a ceremony at the presidential palace in Warsaw.

In November last year, Radwańska said she was ending her career after months of struggling with health problems and a slump in form.

She was eliminated from last year’s Wimbledon tennis championships in London in the second round and missed the French Open tournament, her first Grand Slam absence since 2006.

Radwańska, a former world No. 2, as ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association, won 20 WTA singles titles during her career as a professional tennis player.

She reached the final of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament in 2012.

Radwańska was on Wednesday named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.


Source: PAP, unicef.pl

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