If people were asked to describe women’s Tennis, some the adjectives that they clearly use revolve on the powerful nature of the game. However, there has always been one player by the name of radwanska that has challenged that assessment and has won most of her matches by using superior tactics. In a career that saw her reach the 2012 Wimbledon final, the woman from Poland now enters this season a veteran of the tour and is still searching for a major title. However, as the years have gone by, the amount of frustration shown by Radwanska in her attempt to become part of the tennis elite has always spiked.

With a rough start to the 2017 season, she is now at a crossroads in her career. The last thing she wants is to end up on the list of best players to never win a major.

Lack of power has hurt her game

While many people love the fact that Radwanska can play with a great amount of feel and touch, power is still an essential part of tennis. In comparison to players like Serena or Venus, Radwanska has a hard time putting the ball away. She has to work that much harder to win a single point and while she could run around for hours in her youth, after doing that for ten or more years, the body begins to break down. Speed is an important aspect of Radwanska’s game and if she begins to lose (even) half a step that could spell a whole world of trouble for her.

She even attempted to add Martina Navratilova to her coaching team in 2015 but the partnership did not last very long. Power is something that a player can learn to acquire but it seems as though Radwanska would rather stick to her guns. The game is only going to become more powerful and for right now, Radwanska is on the cusp of being left behind.

Not everyone is going to have a career like Serena.

It might be time for a new coach

Radwanska has been working with the same coach, Tomasz Wiktorowski for what seems like an eternity. The captain for the Polish Fed Cup team, Wiktorowski has been at the helm of team Radwanska for quite some time. Tennis players are creatures of habit and once they like someone, they stick with that person, even if it is to their detriment.

Clearly, Radwanska has stagnated and by continuing to have the same people on her team, it shows that she does not want to grow. At the end of the day, this is her career and while she may really like her coach, partnerships end all of the time. Radwanska is in crisis mode and after a loss to Cici Bellis in Dubai, a change has to happen. Bellis is a promising young American player but she has no right defeating someone like Radwanska right now. Radwanska has a small window left in her career to make something happen, and although dramatic, it is now or never.

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