Updated: 29/07/2012 17:25 | By pa.press.net

Radwanska makes shock exit



Agnieszka Radwanska, pictured, was beaten by Julia Goerges at the Olympics

Agnieszka Radwanska, pictured, was beaten by Julia Goerges at the Olympics

There was a big surprise in the first round of the Olympic women's singles as second seed and Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska was beaten by Germany's Julia Goerges.

Heavy rain just before the scheduled start of play on the outside courts prompted organisers to shut the Centre Court roof, and that played into the hands of Goerges, who clinched a 7-5 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 win after two hours and 16 minutes.

It was a tough draw for Radwanska, who carried Poland's flag in the opening ceremony on Friday evening, with Goerges ranked 24th in the world.

The German is very powerful but has a tendency to be erratic, so the calm conditions under the roof really suited her and she hit a string of winners in taking the first set.

The second was very tight and Radwanska pulled herself level by edging the tie-break and she looked on course for victory when she went up an early break in the decider.

But Goerges levelled at 3-3 and, when her opponent served to stay in the match, she pounced, nailing a forehand return down the line for a clean winner.

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01/08/2012 23:29
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As a British citizen married to a Polish citizen I would like to say to Agnieszka Radwanska, you should feel very ashamed of your performace at the London Olympics of 2012.

We all appreciate that you compete at the Olympics as a Sports Person and do not get the huge prize moneys of the tennis circuit but you are still Polish and should therefore still compete to the best of your abilities in being proud to represent your country! There are hundreds of thousands of Polish citizens living in the UK who looked upon you as being a very special Polish person who could have given them a medal and something to celebrate. It very appears to me that you are only interested in your own career and the monetary return that you can achieve. You are ranked number two in the womens tennis world and yet you went out in the first round not only in the singles but also in the mixed doubles!

I will tell you something, I am very proud of my wife who is a true Polish citizen, I am also very proud of true Polish spirit and determination, but you? If I myself was truly Polish then you I would disown!

 

You have let your country down so very very much. Bardzo nie dobre!

 

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