Radwanska’s first appearance in a Grand Slam final emulates the achievement of compatriot Jadwiga Jedrzejowska, who reached the pre-Open era French Championships final in 1939.
Jedrzejowska lost that French final and was also beaten in the Wimbledon and US Championships finals in 1937, so Radwanska is well aware she would write her name in tennis history as the first Polish winner of a major if she beats Serena Williams in Saturday’s final.
Radwanska said. “I will try to win the final.” Radwanska faces a daunting task against four-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams. But the Pole is relishing the chance to shock those who make her a heavy underdog in the final.
“It doesn’t matter who I’m going to play in the final. I don’t really have anything to lose, so I’m just going to try my best,” she said.