| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
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Former World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska is retiring from professional tennis, the 29-year-old from Poland announced on Wednesday.

“Today, after 13 years of playing tennis competitively, I have decided to end my career,” Radwanska said in a statement she posted to social media. “This was not an easy decision. I am grateful to have so many special memories, including 20 WTA titles, The WTA Championships in Singapore, a Wimbledon final, and so many others. Unfortunately, I am not longer able to train and play the way I used to, and recently my body can’t live up to my expectations.”

“I’m hanging the racquet up and say goodbye to the pro tour, but I’m not leaving tennis. Tennis is and always has been special in my life. But now it’s time for new challenges, new ideas, equally as exciting as those on the tennis court, I hope.”

Last month, Radwanska got a start on her post-playing career, entering the real estate business as she opened AGA Tenis Apartments by Radwanska in her hometown of Krakow, Poland.

In her career, Radwanska captured 20 WTA titles, reached the Australian Open semifinals in 2014 and 2016, and the Wimbledon final in 2012.

“Throughout my career, I always did my best to represent my country in the best possible way,” she added. “I hope that my tennis matches were the source of emotions and joy for you all. Your support, warm words and faith in me were with me in every single match I played, and this is what I’m thankful for.”