Q. So where does beating Martina here on center court, where does that rank in your career? Is that your biggest win, would you say or no? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: I mean, yeah.
Q. You made it to Wimbledon? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: I beat top players also last year. And Martina is one of the best, of course, and I'm very happy. And before the match, you know, I didn't believe I can beat her, because she's the favorite, of course. And a few years ago she was my favorite player.
Q. Oh, yeah? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Yeah. I love her matches against Steffi Graff. That was amazing. And now I was playing with her. It was good. You know, a really good thing.
Q. What did you like about her? Why was she your ...
- Wydaje mi się, że grałam bardzo dobrze, szczególnie w drugim i trzecim secie - powiedziała po spotkaniu Serbka. - Moja rywalka zaprezentowała się jednak naprawdę wybornie. Przy moim prowadzeniu 4:0 w trzeciej partii nie dała mi wiele szans - dodała Ivanović.
:: Radwanska spoke to Sunder Iyer of the Tashkent Open Media team after her win today.
Q. About your match today?
I never played Torro- Flor and didn’t know what to expect, she played some unbelievable tennis in the second set to go up 5-1 , but then I kept my patience and played my strokes to come back and take the set.
Q. Its not the kind of return to the tournament you wanted , right it?
Its okay for me , I love to play in Tashkent this is my third year , I love the courts here and they suit my game . It is better that you get a feel soon in the tournament , Today my opponent played some positive strokes in the second set , I told ...
:: Urszula Radwańska przegrała 3:6, 1:6 z Ai Sugiyamą w pojedynku otwierającym spotkanie Polska - Japonia w ramach tenisowych rozgrywek o Fed Cup. W drugim meczu jej starsza siostra Agnieszka rozbiła Akiko Morigami 6:2, 6:1.
Stawką barażowego meczu rozgrywanego na korcie ziemnym Arki Gdynia jest prawo gry w przyszłym roku w Grupie II Światowej. "Wolałam wyjść na kort jako pierwsza i tak udało mi się wylosować mecz, ale jak się okazuje, to nie pomogło. Grałam dzisiaj słabo i nie czułam dobrze kortu. Grałam tak, jak ona mi pozwalała, a zostawiła mi niewiele możliwości, bo ciągle spychała mnie do defensywy" - powiedziała PAP Urszula Radwańska, która w przyszłym tygodniu wystąpi w turnieju WTA w Fezie.
"4 maja zaczynam zdawanie matury, a wcześniej jeszcze wystąpię w Maroku, bo załapałam się tam do turnieju głównego. Zabieram ze sobą książki i będę wykorzystywać każdą wolną chwilę na ...
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please. Q. That was not necessarily a very pretty match for most of it, but you managed to get through. AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Yeah. Well, I think it's still hard for me to like good tennis on hard court. I think I still need couple more matches and few days to adjust for the surface. Of course the match could be much better and everything, but I'm just happy that I could close it. No matter what, I was just fighting till the end and trying, trying, and it was worth it.
Q. Especially in the third set it looked like you weren't putting much on the ball. Is that because of the conditions and the wind? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Well, ...
:: "Everything worked today. I'm happy to have played such a good match," said Radwanska, who, like Dementieva, was competing for the first time since Wimbledon. "After Wimbledon, the plan was to take time off from matches and practice a lot. I've been happy with my game and my year so far, but there are improvements I can make and I just want to practice and get better." ::
6. How Would Radwanska Describe Her Game to Fans? A funny question was asked of Agnieszka Radwanska in her post-match press conference today. The reporter wanted to know: How would you describe your game to a new tennis fan? Weird question, I know. But Radwanska had a good answer. “Well, I think what I heard from other people is it's very entertaining, so maybe I will say that,” she said with a smile. We wholeheartedly agree. - See more at: http://www.tennisnow.com/News/New-York-Minutes-Sloane-Stephens-on-the-Up,-Berdyc.aspx#sthash.BM7z38lz.dpuf
Q. Was that one of the stranger matches you've ever played? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Yeah, for sure one of the weirdest matches, for sure, especially the lights, you know. You know, you suddenly you know, you're really focused on the match and really wanted to finish in two sets. Suddenly, you know, the lights go off. It was kind of weird. But, you know, I'm just happy that I just in the locker room stayed focused. You know, I was really like trying to be warm and ready to go any minute.
Q. Against Sharapova, how do you feel it for the final? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Well, first of all, I'm just very happy to be in the final for the first time here. It's great tournament, big one. You know, um, I really ...
Q. Were you as surprised as us with the score? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Of course. Definitely I didn't really expect that at all. She's also great player, top player, and I saw her playing whole week pretty much. She really had some great wins this week, so definitely didn't really expect that score at all.
Q. Did you get to speak to her afterwards? Was there an injury we weren't aware of? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: No, I didn't see her afterwards. I was just doing my things. I think on my side that I couldn't really see what was going on on the court. In the beginning I think she wanted too much. Then I think in the beginning also a little bit nervous. This ...
Q. As a former champion here, I think from 2008, you looked really uncomfortable on the court today. Anything bothering you? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Well, yes, I think it wasn't my day today. That's for sure. I think I was really playing a lot of matches this year, and I'm kind of like a little bit tired. Of course I was trying everything, but, you know, she was really playing good and she's really playing good on grass, I think much better than other surface. That's for sure. I played her couple times before, so I could compare. But, yes, for ...
Q. Which game decide about the match? 4-2? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Yeah. I think so. I think it was 4-2. It was so long game. She was serving. But it's hard to say. Every game was so long and was so tough, every point. After match point I believe that I won this match.
Q. You have excellent fitness. Can you tell us a little bit about how you train? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Normally like every player. I'm practicing around four hours a day in Poland. So not in some tennis academy. So it's normal.
Q. Two jurors from your generation win today. Did you think both of you would have an impact like this? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: I don't know. I hope so. My sister is playing here. So I think she can do it like in Wimbledon, ...
Q. What worked well for you today in your match against Oudin? URSZULA RADWANSKA: Yeah, I was playing very good today, and especially I was serving good. So probably that was the key, because, yeah, I was holding my serve and then I was just, you know, trying to break her.
Q. What was your strategy there, go to the backhand a little bit? URSZULA RADWANSKA: To be honest, I didn't have any strategy because I never played her, so I didn't know what to expect. And, yeah, I was ...
Q. What's your overall feeling at the moment? Relief? Exhaustion? Excited to make the semis? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: I think altogether of course I'm exhausted. I never played so many hours last three days, so was a lot of tennis. Now for sure it's going to be hard; no day off. I really need to be ready for tomorrow. But I'm actually really happy that at least one of those marathon matches I could win and made for the first time semifinal.
Q. How is the shoulder? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: It's okay. Could be worse.
Q. How long has it been bothering you? We have seen it taped up. AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Oh, well, it's on and off since actually last year, to be honest. But here it's almost near the end of the season and I played a lot this year and changing the surface very often and the balls as well, so it's always not easy.
Q. You're the top seed in New Haven next week. Do you still plan to play there with your shoulder problems or are you thinking about resting more for the US Open? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Well, I think I'm just finish ...
AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Well, for sure the beginning was a little bit tough. She's a very tough opponent. You know, a lot of spins, some slice, I think a lot of different shots. I think I just make a bit too many mistake in the beginning. Then for sure I just start to play much better and make her run. I just feel much better later on, especially in the third set. So happy that I could come back very well.
Q. What does it mean to come in here as the second seed? Is No. 1 on your mind?
AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Being No. 2, for sure, is a great thing for me. So I'm just very happy that I could be first time that high. Of course, you know, being on top is ...
Q. Put your experience out there today in your own words, please. AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Like I said on court as well, these are the best two weeks of my life. When practicing and playing tennis all your life, I think it's a dream for everyone to be in the final. So basically for sure I'm just very happy. Of course it's always disappointing to lose, especially after a tough and good match. But so very happy about my final.
Q. As big and strong as Serena is, is there ever an intimidation factor playing somebody like that? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: Well, uhm, of course every player plays different. But, of course, I mean, she was serving very well today. So many aces and ...
Q. Great display of very intelligent tennis out there today. Were you surprised that you were able to keep it together so proficiently? AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA: To be honest, yes. No, I really played well today, you know, from the beginning till the end. I was really focusing on my serve, and I'm very happy I didn't lose my serve. It was actually I think the key on this match. So, you know, I was just I went on court, you know, I'm playing against a really good player, top player, second in the world right now. Pretty much nothing to lose. But, you know, it's just a great feeling, you know, to beat those kind of players, especially, you know, in the final and, you know, playing great tennis.
… her clay court game: “Perhaps people say hard courts are my best surface but they forget I have been practicing all my life on clay.”
…her game with unusual shots: “I know I play some unusual shots every now and again. It’s not something I practice and I’m not conscious of it. I just play them.”
…her record at the Grand Slams: “Unfortunately I’ve never gone past the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam. I hope I can step for-ward this year. This year I’m more confident and will have a lot of optimism going to the French Open. But first of all I want to do my best in Stuttgart.”