Last Updated: July 6, 2012 4:32pm
Agnieszka Radwanska: Will play in Saturday's final despite illness
Agnieszka Radwanska has confirmed she intends to play in Saturday's Wimbledon final against Serena Williams despite falling ill.
The 23-year-old Polish player pulled out of an anticipated press conference
on Friday, and that cast some doubt on whether she would be well enough to face Williams.
However, she is determined to make it to Centre Court tomorrow to tackle the four-time champion.
Radwanska said in a statement released by the All England Club: "Unfortunately I have picked up an upper respiratory illness, which is affecting my nose and throat.
"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.
"The priority is my singles match tomorrow, so I will do whatever it takes to make sure I'm ready to play the best I can."
The 23-year-old Pole had already withdrawn from the doubles, while she cut short post-match interviews after beating eighth seed Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals.
She became the first Pole for 75 years to reach a Wimbledon singles final by overcoming the German 6-3 6-4.
The last player from her country to do so was Jadwiga Jedrzejowska in 1937, who lost to Britain's Dorothy Round.