July 17 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska, a 24-year-old Polish tennis star ranked no. 4 in the world, was one of 21 athletes who posed nude for ESPN's annual Body Issue. Though Radwanska's participation in the shoot was relatively tame -- she sat poolside with a collection of tennis balls -- a Polish-Catholic group called the Youth Crusade has cut ties with the sports star.
"Personally I am very sorry that someone declaring herself to be on the side of Jesus has at the same time played up to the mentality of those who treat people as just a thing to be looked at," Father Marek Dziewiecki, of Youth Crusade, said in a statement.
Radwanska has filmed promotional campaigns for the religious group, declaring, "I'm not ashamed of Jesus."
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