On the Court
Turned pro in April if 2005 at Warsaw, losing in the first round of qualifiers. Played only ITF events the remainder of the campaign. Returned to Warsaw as a wild card in 2006 and upset No. 12 Anastasia Myskina in the first round, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, for her first WTA level victory, also beating No. 32 Klara Zakopalova before falling to No. 9 Elena Dementieva in the quarterfinals to springboard 102 spots in the rankings to No. 207. Received a main draw wild card to Wimbledon and proved worthy of it, going four rounds deep before falling to No. 2 Kim Clijsters, jumping to No. 128. Also reached the second round of the US Open after making it through three rounds of qualifying, then the Luxembourg semifinals, including a win over No. 6 Dementieva to vault to No. 65.
Played an entirely WTA schedule in 2007, reaching the second round of the Australian Open to join the Top 50 for the first time at No. 47. Reached the fourth round at Miami by defeating No. 6 Martina Hingis, then took her first tour victory by winning Stockholm over Vera Dushevina to move to No. 32 overall. Had another good major run, this time at the US Open, defeating No. 2 Maria Sharapova in three sets to reach the fourth round, moving to No. 30.
Enjoyed her first Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance in 2008, reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with wins over No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova and No. 14 Nadia Petrova. Followed that with a tournament title at Pattaya City to join the Top 20, then reached the Doha semifinals by upsetting No. 3 Ana Ivanovic. Notched her second title of the season at Istanbul, defeating Dementieva, reached the fourth round at Roland Garros and won Eastbourne over Petrova. She followed this with a quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon, upsetting No. 4 Kuznetsova before losing to Serena Williams, but moving into the Top 10 for the first time at No. 10.
Radwanska returned to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2009, losing to No. 3 Venus Williams. She did not reach her first final of the year until Beijing in October, falling to Kuznetsova.
Reached the semifinals or better at Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami in succession in 2010 to reach No. 8 in the world. Reached the finals at San Diego and finished the year ranked 11th with a 33-19 mark.
Kicked off 2011 by reaching the Australian Open semifinals to rejoin the Top 10. Won Carlsbad in 2011, defeating No. 3 Vera Zvonareva, her first title since Eastbourne in 2008. Went on to win Tokyo over Zvonareva and Beijing over Andrea Petkovic, then went 1-2 at the WTA Championships, finishing the season 46-18.
Continued the hot streak to begin 2012, reaching the Sydney semifinals, including a win over No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, then the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Won the title at Dubai over Julia Goerges to climb to No. 5 in the world, then scored the Masters 1000 crown at Miami, defeating Sharapova in straight sets. Stayed hot, winning Brussels to reach No. 3, then had her best Grand Slam performance to date, fighting her way to the Wimbledon final before falling to Serena Williams in three sets, giving her the No. 2 slot in the world. Went 2-2 at the WTA Championships to finish the season ranked fourth at 59-19.
Grand Slam Titles: None
Year-End Singles Rankings: 2012: 4
Off the Court
Is the daughter of Robert and Marta. Her sister, Urszula, also plays on the WTA tour. Started playing tennis at age four. Studied tourism at Krakow's Polish Sport University.