Radwanska in final health scare

Jul 07, 2012, 08:38 IST | AFP

Agnieszka Radwanska insists she will be fit to face Serena Williams in today's Wimbledon final despite suffering a health scare on Friday, which caused her to cancel a scheduled news conference.

After pulling out of her pre-final interview session, Radwanska confirmed she is fighting breathing problems and has been struggling to talk.

“Unfortunately I have picked up upper respiratory illness, it’s affecting my nose and throat,” she said.

“I have been playing a lot of matches here in the rain and cold wind, and I haven’t been well for a few days. The most important thing is that I’m feeling good on the court and playing some good tennis, despite not being able to talk much away from the court.

“I will do whatever it takes to make sure I’m ready to play the best I can,” added the Pole, who withdrew from her scheduled doubles third round match in midweek where she was playing with sister Urszula.

“I was really hoping that I would have improved overnight so I could come in to finish my press today, but unfortunately I can’t speak for very long, and so I have done as much as I can do today. I’m very sorry about that.”

Radwanska, the first Polish Grand Slam finalist for 73 years, had to cut short her media duties on Thursday after beating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semi-finals. 

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