Wimbledon 2013: Radwanska trying to stay relaxed after Johansson win

Wimbledon 2013: Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska says she is trying to forget the pressure after beating Mathilde Johansson

Agnieszka Radwanska
Agnieszka Radwanska reached round three on Thursday Photo: Dubai Duty Free Championships

Agnieszka Radwanska insisted she is trying to stay calm about her Wimbledon chances after coasting into the third round with a 6-1 6-3 victory over Mathilde Johansson.

Fourth seed Radwanska broke Johansson five times and won over half the points on her French opponent’s serve as constant rain showers hit Wimbledon throughout Thursday.

With Radwanska a set and 4-2 up, the roof on Centre Court got its first taste of action and the Pole finished off the job with relative ease but admitted it’s tough to be relaxed during the Grand Slams.

“This is a Grand Slam so nobody’s relaxed here,” Radwanska said.

“Everybody wants to have great results and this is one of the most important tournaments of the year.

“Especially for me right now. I’m not really trying to think about the pressure.

“Of course, in your head, there are always the thoughts that you’re defending the final here.

“I’m trying to be relaxed, but it’s tough sometimes.”

Radwanska will now face American teenage sensation Madison Keys in the third round.

Keys continued her impressive run in this year’s championships with a 6-4 6-2 win over the number 30 seed Mona Barthel.

And the Pole added: “I saw her in the tournaments this year, and I think she improved a lot.
“She’s playing good tennis right now and it will be tough for sure.”

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