Radwa?ska at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||7 December 1990|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 5 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 29 (8 October 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 257 (11 November 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012)|
|French Open||2R (2012, 2013)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2008, 2009, 2013, 2015)|
|US Open||2R (2010, 2013)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 10 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 74 (21 September 2009)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2009)|
|French Open||QF (2009)|
|US Open||1R (2008)|
|Fed Cup||Record 15-15|
|Last updated on: 2 March 2019.|
Radwa?ska has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, as well as four singles and ten doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 8 October 2012, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 29. On 21 September 2009, she peaked at No. 74 in the doubles rankings. As a junior player, Radwa?ska won the 2007 Wimbledon girls' singles title, culminating in the junior year-ending world No. 1 ranking.
Nicknamed Ula, she is the younger sister of Agnieszka Radwa?ska.
As a junior player, Radwa?ska won Grand Slam titles, including the 2007 Wimbledon girls' singles, culminating in the junior year-ending world No. 1 ranking. This was the launching pad into her professional career, where she has been getting into WTA main draws via qualifying and wildcards.
In 2007, Radwa?ska played in the main draw of three WTA Tour tournaments. She lost in the first round of the Tier II J&S Cup in Warsaw, the second round of the Tier III Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, and the quarterfinals of the Tier III PTT Bangkok Open after defeating fourth-seeded Virginie Razzano in the third round. Urszula and Agnieszka won a doubles title together at the ?stanbul Cup.
At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Radwa?ska made her Grand Slam singles debut, losing in the second round to two-time champion Serena Williams 4-6, 4-6. Having seen the fight she put up in this match, the commentator Andrew Castle observed: "She is sound in just about all areas, and she knows what to do with the ball, she seems to have an understanding, a little like Martina Hingis."
On 16 February 2009, the Radwa?ska sisters played their first official tour match against each other in the first round of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships. Urszula won the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 hitting six aces and 25 winners.
At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, she defeated sixth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets, the highest ranked player she had ever defeated. She then lost to ninth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in her first ever WTA fourth-round match. Her results at this tournament caused her singles ranking to break into the top 100 for the first time.
In the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, the French Open, Radwa?ska lost in the first round to Belgian Yanina Wickmayer. She advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon Championships, falling to No. 14, Dominika Cibulková. She then competed in the US Open, losing to Kristina Barrois in the opening round.
Radwa?ska lost in the first round of Australian Open to eventual champion Serena Williams. She was then forced to take a break to undergo lumbar spine surgery in Miami, Florida. Following a six-month break, she returned to action in August. At the US Open, she scored her first main-draw win of the year by defeating Anna Chakvetadze, but lost her next round to Lourdes Domínguez Lino.
Radwa?ska then lost in the qualifying draw at the 2011 Australian Open. She advanced to the third round at the BNP Paribas Open before falling to Victoria Azarenka. However, she was unable to qualify for the French Open or the Wimbledon Championships. Subsequently, she won three qualifying matches at the US Open to make the main draw. She lost to her sister Agnieszka in the first round. She reached her first WTA semifinal at the Tashkent Open, eventually losing to top seed Ksenia Pervak.
Radwa?ska began her season at the Apia International Sydney. She qualified for the main draw defeating wildcard Sally Peers, eighth seed Iveta Bene?ová, and 13th seed Vania King. In the first round, she lost to her sister and seventh seed Agnieszka 1-6, 1-6. Ranked 99 at the Australian Open, Radwa?ska defeated qualifier Alison Riske in the first round before losing to Sorana Cîrstea 6-1, 2-6, 3-6. She reached the second round of the French Open losing to fourth seed Petra Kvitová. Radwa?ska started the grass-court season playing the 75K tournament in Nottingham. She saved three match points in her opening round against Misaki Doi and went on to win the title. Weather forced the semifinals and final to be played on the same day. Radwa?ska won both matches in three sets, defeating Irina Falconi in and CoCo Vandeweghe. This result granted her qualification into the main draw for the London Olympics. She reached her first career final at the UNICEF Open where she lost to Nadia Petrova.
She started out the summer hard-court season at the Bank of the West Classic and Mercury Insurance Open where she reached the quarterfinals of both events. In London Olympics, she lost to eventual champion Serena Williams (2-6, 3-6). Partnering with her sister in doubles, she lost in the second round to the top seeded team Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond.
Returning to hard courts, she qualified for the main draw at Rogers Cup and Western & Southern Open where she lost to Ekaterina Makarova and Serena Williams respectively. At the US Open she lost in the first round to 20th seed Roberta Vinci, who subsequently eliminated her older sister in the fourth round.
She reached back-to-back semifinal at the Tashkent Open and at Guangzhou but fell to Irina-Camelia Begu and Hsieh Su-wei respectively. Both went on to win the title. At the Toray Pan Pacific Open she defeated Ana Ivanovic in the second round but lost to Angelique Kerber in the third. She lost in the first round of the China Open to Romina Oprandi, and defeated Francesca Schiavone at the first round of the Kremlin Cup. Her season ended with a loss to Caroline Wozniacki in round two. Urszula finished the season with a 47-29 record.
Urszula began the season in Brisbane where she scored a three-set win over Tamira Paszek in the first round. She then lost a tight match against Ksenia Pervak, losing six points to eight in a final set tie-break. She lost in the first round at the Apia International to Caroline Wozniacki. Urszula was seeded for the first time of her career at a Grand Slam event at the Australian Open but fell in the first round to Jamie Hampton. She suffered another first-round lost to Mona Barthel at the Open GDF Suez. She won her first tour match of 2013 at the Qatar Total Open defeating Nadiia Kichenok in the first round. She then defeated Roberta Vinci in the next round but was taken out by Serena Williams in the third round. Urszula won three qualifying rounds at the Dubai Tennis Championships to make the main draw. However, she lost in round one to Zheng Jie. As an unseeded player at the French Open, she upset seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 in the first round. At Wimbledon, she reached the second round before being defeated by Alison Riske in three sets. She played at the Bank of the West Classic in which she reached the quarterfinals, following an easy victory over Christina McHale and a difficult match against former No. 5, Daniela Hantuchová, which she won 7-6, 7-6. She then lost to eventual winner Dominika Cibulková. She next played at the Southern California Open, taking out Marina Erakovic and former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovi? before falling to top-seed and eventual runner-up Victoria Azarenka. Ula then fell in the first round of the Rogers Cup to Flavia Pennetta. In the next tournament, she was the top seed in the qualifying tournament for the Western & Southern Open. Sadly, she crashed out in the first round of qualifying to Croatia's Petra Marti? in three tight sets. She was scheduled to play in the New Haven Open at Yale, but withdrew due to illness. At the US Open, Urszula defeated Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets in the opening round. However, she fell to the No. 15 seed, American Sloane Stephens, in the second round.
Urszula pulled out of the Australian Open due to a shoulder injury. She began the 2014 season in February, when she played at the Dow Corning Tennis Classic at Midland, Michigan. Here she defeated Sachia Vickery in the first round and Siniakova in the second. She then played in Acapulco, where she lost to Cibulková in the first round.
Following Acapulco, she played at the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells where she lost to Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round. The following week, she took part in the Sony Open Tennis in Miami, where she lost to Nadia Petrova 5-7, 6-1, 4-6. Ula then played at Monterrey Open, where she lost to Ana Ivanovic who ended up winning the tournament.
She next competed at Marrakech Grand Prix, where she lost to Lara Arruabarrena in the first round. The string of early exits continued with losses at the Portugal Open (lost to Yanina Wickmayer 4-6, 5-7), Mutua Madrid Open (to Laura Pous Tió), French Open (to Magdaléna Rybáriková 6-4, 4-6, 0-3 ret.), Aegon Classic (to Casey Dellacqua 1-6, 3-6), Topshelf Open (to Mona Barthel 3-6, 2-6), and Wimbledon (to Angelique Kerber 2-6, 4-6). Her first main-draw win since February come at the Baku Cup, where she defeated Alison Van Uytvanck by retirement; the success though was short lived, as Ula experienced a disappointing loss in the next round to Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi 2-6, 1-6. Most likely one of the most shocking losses of her career came about in her next tournament, the Rogers Cup, with a loss to American Asia Muhammad in the first round. Ula lost in the second round of qualifying at the US Open. She next played in Tashkent, where she picked up elusive back-to-back wins, one over Vesna Dolonc (6-2, 6-2), and the other against the No. 5 seed Donna Veki? (6-3, 6-3). She lost in the quarterfinals to the No. 1 seed Bojana Jovanovski 6-4, 4-6, 3-6.
Urszula started the season with the hiring of her new coach, Maciej Domka, a former tennis player. She reached three WTA quarterfinals at Auckland Open, Monterrey Open and ?stanbul Cup. In July, she took out the last seed standing, Tsvetana Pironkova, to reach her first WTA semifinal in almost three years at the ?stanbul Cup. She defeated Magdaléna Rybáriková for a place in the final. The final match effectively hinged on a tight first set in which Radwa?ska, held three set points on the Lesia Tsurenko serve at 5-4. It was a disappointing outcome for Radwa?ska, who was also defeated on her only previous appearance in a WTA Tour final, in Rosmalen three years ago. In August, Urszula participated in the US Open, but fell to Magda Linette in the first round and ended the season ranked No. 95.
Urszula began her season at the Australian Open where she lost to Ana Konjuh in three sets. She continued at Taiwan Open, where she defeated Hsu Ching-wen but lost to Venus Williams in the second round. Next, Urszula qualified for the Mexican Open main draw where she faced Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. However, she was forced to retire during the match with an ankle injury.
Urszula returned to the ITF Circuit in July, when she reached the quarterfinal at the Stockton Challenger tournament in California. She continued at the Stanford Classic, where she defeated Kateryna Bondarenko but lost to Dominika Cibulkova in the second round.
She ended the year with a ranking of No. 261.
Urszula ended the year with a ranking of No. 524.
In addition to her tennis career, Urszula is also a businesswoman, and created and now owns the UR brand of luxury handbags.
|Loss||0-1||Jun 2012||Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands||Grass||Nadia Petrova||4-6, 3-6|
|Loss||0-2||Jul 2015||?stanbul Cup, Turkey||Hard||Lesia Tsurenko||5-7, 1-6|
|Win||1-0||May 2007||?stanbul Cup, Turkey||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Chan Yung-jan
|Win||1-0||Apr 2006||ITF Bath, United Kingdom||10,000||Hard (i)||Valérie Tétreault||7-6(8-6), 6-2|
|Loss||0-1||May 2006||ITF Warsaw, Poland||10,000||Clay||Natalia Ko?at||6-3, 5-7, 1-6|
|Loss||1-2||Nov 2007||ITF Kunming, China||50,000||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||5-7, 4-6|
|Win||2-2||Jul 2008||ITF Vancouver, Canada||50,000||Hard||Julie Coin||2-6, 6-3, 7-5|
|Loss||2-3||Dec 2008||ITF Dubai, UAE||75,000||Hard||Vitalia Diatchenko||5-7, 6-2, 5-7|
|Loss||2-4||Oct 2010||ITF Saint-Raphaël, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Alison Riske||4-6, 2-6|
|Win||3-4||Nov 2010||ITF Ismaning, Germany||50,000||Carpet (i)||Andrea Hlavá?ková||7-5, 6-4|
|Win||4-4||Jun 2012||ITF Nottingham, United Kingdom||75,000||Grass||CoCo Vandeweghe||6-1, 4-6, 6-1|
|Loss||4-5||Oct 2014||ITF Joué-lès-Tours, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Carina Witthöft||3-6, 6-7(6-8)|
|Loss||4-6||Apr 2018||ITF Óbidos, Portugal||25,000||Carpet||Katie Boulter||6-4, 3-6, 3-6|
|Win||5-6||Jan 2019||ITF Petit-Bourg, France (Guadeloupe)||25,000||Hard||Ana Sofía Sánchez||6-1, 2-6, 6-1|
|Loss||5-7||Mar 2019||ITF Kazan, Russia||25,000||Hard||Elena Rybakina||2-6, 3-6|
|Loss||5-8||May 2019||ITF Obidos, Portugal||25,000||Carpet||Pemra Ozgen||5-7, 0-3 ret|
|Win||6-8||Sep 2019||ITF Clermont-Ferrand, France||25,000||Hard||Lara Salden||6-7(2-7), 6-3, 6-1|
|Loss||6-9||Dec 2019||ITF Solarino, Italy||25,000||Carpet||Indy de Vroome||1-6, 2-6|
|Win||1-0||Aug 2005||ITF Gdynia, Poland||10,000||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Katerina Avdiyenko
|Win||2-0||Aug 2005||ITF K?dzierzyn-Ko?le, Poland||25,000||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Renata Vorá?ová
|Loss||2-1||Oct 2005||ITF Istanbul, Turkey||25,000||Hard (i)||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Zsofia Gubasci
|Loss||2-2||Nov 2005||ITF Minsk, Belarus||25,000||Carpet (i)||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Ekaterina Dzehalevich
|Win||3-2||Feb 2006||ITF Buchen, Germany||10,000||Carpet (i)||Katerina Avdiyenko|| Lucie Kriegsmannová
|Win||4-2||Apr 2006||ITF Bath, United Kingdom||10,000||Hard (i)||Martina Babáková|| Marie-Perrine Baudouin
|Loss||4-3||May 2006||ITF Warsaw, Poland||10,000||Clay||Justine Ozga|| Irina Kuzmina
|Loss||4-4||Feb 2007||ITF Tipton, United Kingdom||25,000||Hard (i)||Ksenia Lykina|| Kim Kilsdonk
|Win||5-4||Feb 2007||ITF Biberach, Germany||25,000||Hard (i)||Nina Bratchikova|| Darija Jurak
|Win||6-4||Aug 2007||ITF The Bronx, United States||50,000||Hard||Lucie Hradecká|| Mariya Koryttseva
|6-3, 1-6, 6-1|
|Win||7-4||Nov 2007||ITF Kunming, China||50,000||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer|| Han Xinyun
|Win||8-4||Nov 2008||ITF Kraków, Poland||100,000||Hard (i)||Angelique Kerber|| Olga Brózda
|Loss||8-5||Oct 2010||ITF Tokyo, Japan||100,000||Hard||Olga Savchuk|| Jill Craybas
|Win||9-5||Jul 2011||ITF Biarritz, France||100,000||Clay||Alexandra Panova|| Erika Sema
|Win||10-5||May 2012||ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||100,000||Clay||Alexandra Panova|| Katalin Marosi
|7-5, 4-6, [10-6]|
|Win||2007||Wimbledon||Grass||Madison Brengle||2-6, 6-3, 6-0|
|Loss||2007||US Open||Hard||Kristína Ku?ová||3-6, 6-1, 6-7(4-7)|
|Loss||2007||Australian Open||Hard||Julia Cohen|| Evgeniya Rodina
|6-2, 3-6, 1-6|
|Win||2007||French Open||Clay||Ksenia Milevskaya|| Sorana Cîrstea
|Win||2007||Wimbledon||Grass||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova|| Misaki Doi
|6-4, 2-6, [10-7]|
|Win||2007||US Open||Hard||Ksenia Milevskaya|| Oksana Kalashnikova
|Junior Grand Slam (1-1)|
|Category GA (0-0)|
|Category G1 (2-1)|
|Category G2 (2-1)|
|Category G3 (0-0)|
|Category G4 (0-2)|
|Category G5 (0-0)|
|Runner-up||1.||15 August 2004||International Championships of Silesia||Zabrze, Poland||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska||4-6, 4-6|
|Runner-up||2.||22 August 2004||WKT Mera||Warsaw, Poland||Clay||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||4-6, 6-2, 4-6|
|Runner-up||3.||23 January 2005||The 12th Slovak Junior Indoor Tournament||Bratislava, Slovakia||Carpet (i)||Agnieszka Radwa?ska||2-6, 6-7(1-7)|
|Runner-up||4.||17 July 2005||Sportastic Junior Open Wels||Wels, Austria||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska||2-6, 3-6|
|Winner||1.||22 January 2006||13th Slovak Junior Indoor Tournament||Bratislava, Slovakia||Carpet (i)||Anna Korzeniak||7-6(7-1), 7-5|
|Winner||2.||29 January 2006||18th Czech International Junior Indoor Championships||P?erov, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Marlot Meddens||6-2, 6-2|
|Winner||3.||4 December 2006||Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships||Bradenton, United States||Hard||Sorana Cîrstea||6-3, 6-1|
|Winner||4.||23 June 2007||8th Gerry Weber Junior Open||Halle, Germany||Grass||Katarzyna Piter||6-0, 6-3|
|Winner||5.||8 July 2007||Wimbledon Junior Championships||London, Great Britain||Grass||Madison Brengle||2-6, 6-3, 6-0|
|Runner-up||5.||9 September 2007||US Open Junior Tennis Championships||New York, United States||Hard||Kristína Ku?ová||3-6, 6-1, 6-7(4-7)|
|Junior Grand Slam (3-1)|
|Category GA (1-0)|
|Category G1 (2-0)|
|Category G2 (6-0)|
|Category G3 (1-0)|
|Category G4 (3-0)|
|Category G5 (0-0)|
|Winner||1.||17 January 2004||Bergheim, Austria||Carpet (i)||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Tatjana Malek
|Winner||2.||20 June 2004||Gdynia, Poland||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Ieva Irbe
|Winner||3.||15 August 2004||Zabrze, Poland||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Alena Bayarchyk
|Winner||4.||19 September 2004||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Gabriela Bergmannová
|3-6, 6-0, 7-5|
|Winner||5.||23 January 2005||Bratislava, Slovakia||Carpet (i)||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Claudia Smolders
|Winner||6.||6 March 2005||Nürnberg, Germany||Carpet (i)||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Ekaterina Makarova
|Winner||7.||15 May 2005||Sankt Pölten, Austria||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Kate?ina Kramperová
|Winner||8.||18 June 2005||Halle, Germany||Grass||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Julia Görges
|Winner||9.||17 July 2005||Wels, Austria||Clay||Agnieszka Radwa?ska|| Marrit Boonstra
|Winner||10.||22 January 2006||Bratislava, Slovakia||Carpet (i)||Monika Kochanová|| Aleksandra Kulikova
|6-4, 0-6, 6-2|
|Winner||11.||29 January 2006||P?erov, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Monika Kochanová|| Marlot Meddens
|Winner||12.||10 December 2006||Key Biscayne, United States||Hard||Sorana Cîrstea|| Sharon Fichman
|Runner-up||1.||27 January 2007||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Julia Cohen|| Evgeniya Rodina
|6-2, 3-6, 1-6|
|Winner||13.||10 June 2007||Paris, France||Clay||Ksenia Milevskaya|| Sorana Cîrstea
|Winner||14.||23 June 2007||Halle, Germany||Grass||Katarzyna Piter|| Tyra Calderwood
|Winner||15.||8 July 2007||Wimbledon, England||Grass||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova|| Misaki Doi
|6-4, 2-6, [10-7]|
|Winner||16.||9 September 2007||New York, United States||Hard||Ksenia Milevskaya|| Oksana Kalashnikova
Only main-draw results on WTA Tour are considered.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||2R||Not Held||A||NH||1-1|
|WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Beijing||Not Tier I||1R||A||Q1||1R||2R||A||A||1-3|
|WTA Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai||Not Tier I||2R||A||A||NP5||1R||A||A||NP5||1-2|
|Doha||Not Tier I||1R||Not Held||NP5||1R||3R||A||A||2-3|
|Cincinnati||Not Tier I||1R||A||A||3R||Q1||Q1||Q1||2-1|
Only main-draw results are considered.
Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface
|1.||Agnieszka Radwa?ska||No. 10||Dubai Championships, UAE||Hard||1st round||6-4, 6-3|
|2.||Svetlana Kuznetsova||No. 8||Indian Wells Open, United States||Hard||2nd round||6-4, 6-3|
|3.||Marion Bartoli||No. 8||Brussels Open, Belgium||Clay||2nd round||6-4, 6-2|