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Former World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska announces retirement

Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska.

Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska.   | Photo Credit: Yifan Ding

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Radwanska, who reached a career-high ranking of second in 2012, complained of health woes last year.

Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska said on Wednesday that she has decided to end her 13 year-long career due to health reasons.

“Unfortunately, I am no longer able to train and play the way I used to, and recently my body can't live up to my expectations.”

“I'm hanging the racket up and say goodbye to the pro tour, but I'm not leaving tennis,” Radwanska said, adding that she was ready for “new challenges.”

Radwanska, who reached a career-high ranking of second in 2012, complained of health woes last year, including suffering from viruses which she had to fight using antibiotics.

“Taking into consideration my health and the heavy burdens of professional tennis, I have to concede that I'm not able to push my body to the limits required.”

She struggled for form in the 2018 season, falling to 75 in the world rankings after starting the year in the top 30.

Radwanska reached a career high world singles ranking of number two in 2012 after finishing as runner-up at Wimbledon. She won the season ending WTA Finals in 2015.

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