Agnieszka Radwanska

Polish Tennis player currently ranked as World’s No.4, Agnieszka Radwanska was born on the 6th of March, 1989 in Krakow, Poland. She has been given a high rank in the current revised ranking of 12th November 2012.

She is an intelligent player and is known to use the court to construct points for her game. Radwanska currently was the finalist of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships securing the category to be the first Polish woman to reach a grand slam singles’ final.

Radwanska also holds the record of being the first Polish to win a WTA Championship singles title in 2007. Additionally, Radwanska also holds two WTA awards after being voted as the “Most Impressive New Comer” 2006 and the “Fan Favorite Singles” 2011.

Radwanska started her professional career in 2005 reaching a career-high rank of No.2 on the 9th of July 2012. She was introduced to the sport at the age of four and has secured junior titles at Wimbledon in 2005 and the Junior French Open in 2006.

Radwanska also holds the record of being the first Polish woman to surpass the $1 million prize money value in 2008. In her doubles career, she has reached the top rank of No. 16 on the 19th of October 2011 and currently stands at No. 101 on Nov 2012.

With all the wins and records in her hand, it wasn’t until 2012 when she reached her career’s highest-ranking and the position of being a finalist of a Grand Slam event at Wimbledon.

Lesley Turner

Australia is one of the most popular countries when it comes to the arena of tennis. The country plays host to one of the most prestigious Grand Slam titles each year, namely the Australian Open.

Furthermore, the country has never failed to provide the world with the best tennis players, who are not only articulate in their skills but also consistent in their performances.

It is, therefore, no surprise that several times, the players topping the world rankings are of Australian origin. One such player hailing from New South Wales is Lesley Turner, who dominated the world of tennis for much of the 1960s. 

She emerged successful in 13 Grand Slam titles, an accomplishment that only a few players can attribute to their name. Of these 13 titles, two were singles, four were mixed doubles and the remaining seven were women’s doubles. Such a wide diversity does not only display her versatility but is also a testimony to the class and prowess of this exceptionally talented Australian.

Her various achievements rightfully allowed her name to be added to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a merit that is certainly very well deserved. 

She also received the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award in the year 1997, a further acknowledgment of this woman’s contributions to the sport of tennis in terms of its growth and propagation. 

Hence, while Australia continues to produce more and more tennis players with each passing year, at the same time it does not fail to acknowledge its older ones, those that set the foundation for this sport to develop in the first place.

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