Tennis: Navratilova Joins Radwanska’s Coaching Team

Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska has added former women’s singles and doubles multiple Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova to her coaching team.

Navratilova has agreed to partner with No. 6-ranked Radwanska in her first major coaching role and the pair will begin working after Christmas.

Navratilova will join Radwanska’s full-time coach Tomasz Wiktorowski as part of the 25-year-old’s team.

Agnieska Radwanska During Her Last-8 Win Over Victoria Azarenka at the 2014 Australian Open.
Agnieska Radwanska During Her Last-8 Win Over Victoria Azarenka at the 2014 Australian Open.

The 58-year-old 9-time Wimbledon champion won 18 Grand Slam singles title, 31 in doubles and 10 in mixed doubles. She also topped the WTA rankings in both disciplines, spending 332 weeks as World No. 1 in singles and a record 237 weeks as World No. 1 in doubles.

“I am really excited about this opportunity to join Agnieszka’s team and work with Tomasz and it is going to be a fun challenge,” Navratilova said.

“I was delighted when Agnieszka asked me if I would collaborate with Tomasz and I can’t wait to get started.”

Radwanska, a Wimbledon finalist in 2012, is optimistic Navratilova’s presence will help her earn a first Major title.

Radwanska said: “Her achievements speak for themselves and I hope that I can learn from all her experience.

“My goal is to win a Grand Slam, so to have someone with Martina’s accomplishments in my corner is going to be hugely advantageous and give me a big boost.

“We are originally from a similar part of the world so we share an understanding about tennis and life, which I’m sure will translate into a successful relationship.”

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