Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Aga Radwanska rides chopper to receive Merit in Poland

Radwanska posted this photo on Facebook with the note "Thank You"
Agnieszka Radwanska took a ride from an helicopter to get to Warsaw on Monday where she was awarded with the Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

"They let me fly it for a while. Awesome", said Agie on Facebook
Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski wanted to recognize the achievements of Radwanska, Jerzy Janowicz and Lukasz Kubot, who were also awarded with state honours (Silver Cross Medal) for their success at Wimbledon. "It was a Polish Wimbledon", said the chief of State.

Photo by Anna Klepaczko
The two fellow male Poles played against each other in the SW19 quarter-finals with Janowicz getting to the semis only to lose to champion Andy Murray. Both players made history as they were the first Polish to get to the QF at Wimbledon since 1980. Janowicz became the first Polish male Grand Slam semi-finalist. But tennis fans will remember mostly their sportsmanship: Kubot and Janowicz hugged and exchanged shirts after their history-making Wimbledon QF.  You can watch that moment here.

Radwanska got to the semis too, but was defeated by Sabine Lisicki, the losing finalist. Komorowski, who offered a small and elegant get-together with tea and champagne to the players, received a commemorative racquet from the hands of Agie. 

News story on Polish TV:

Images via Radwanska's Facebook Page and (gallery here)

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