Polish tennis star Radwańska named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
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Recently retired Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwańska was on Wednesday named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, according to Poland’s PAP news agency.
Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell
Radwańska said that “the possibility of helping others is the most beautiful reward that my sport career has brought me.”
“I am really glad to start my work with UNICEF Poland, as a Goodwill Ambassador,” Radwańska added.
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund has been choosing “ambassadors” to support children’s rights since the 1950s.
Other Polish Goodwill Ambassadors include football superstar Robert Lewandowski, athlete Robert Korzeniowski and actor Artur Żmijewski.
Radwańska is to be awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Polonia Restituta Order by Polish President Andrzej Duda during a ceremony at the presidential palace in Warsaw on Friday.
In November last year, Radwańska said she was ending her career after months of struggling with health problems and a slump in form.
The 29-year-old announced her retirement from professional tennis in a statement posted on Facebook.
The Polish player 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.
Source: PAP, unicef.pl