WIMBLEDON -Agniezska Radwanska became the first Polish woman in the Open Era to make the final of a major when she defeated German Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals of Wimbledon on Thursday.
The last Polish woman to make a major final was Jadwiga Jedrzejowska in 1939 when she lost in the French Championships.
The third seed had a nervous start to the match, she needed to rally from 1-3 down to capture the opening set.
“First of all, just very happy that it was my first semifinal,” Radwanska said. “Of course in the beginning also a bit nervous, of course. I think we both were.
“But then, uhm, after a couple of games I was really feeling good, of course. I really had tough quarterfinal, so it’s always tough to rest for just one day and come back and trying to play the best tennis.
“But I think I really did great job today.
“This is a dream from when I was kid,” said the 23-year-old Radwanska after the victory. “I’m playing tennis almost 18 years, and of course everybody’s dre