Emma Raducanu burst into the limelight at the US Open in New York. A sensational run of victories in the summer of 2021 enabled her to become the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam and to therefore write tennis history.
With her gala performance in Big Apple, the Briton not only captivated the world’s tennis fans. Her dynamic and powerful game along with her passion and desire to attack has thrilled people all over the globe. Earlier in Wimbledon, she, the world No 338, had reached the last 16 after being given a wild card. It came just one month after she had made her debut on the WTA Tour. Born in Toronto, Canada to a Romanian father and a Chinese mother, she caused quite a stir only eight days after her 13th birthday when winning the U-18 Nike Junior International tournament in Liverpool against players who were all older than her. It made her the youngest tournament winner in the history of the International Tennis Federation.
Emma Raducanu, the first British woman to win a grand slam since Virginia Wade in 1977, embodies a new generation of strong and self-confident players. At the latest since her sensational win in New York, she, as a personality, is a worldwide inspiration and role model for young women beyond the realms of her sport. In her home country, she was voted the 2021 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the WTA named her the Newcomer of the Year. At the start of 2022, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services.
Date of Birth: 13November 2002 Place of Birth: Toronto (Canada) Nationality: British Residence: Bromley (Great Britain) Height: 175 cm Plays: Right-handed Tournament wins: 1 Highest world ranking: 12 Start of professional career: 2018 Hobbies: Motorsport, e.g. karting, motocross; Sport, e.g. horse riding, golf, tap dancing, skiing, basketball Instagram: @emmaraducanu Facebook: @EmmaRaducanu Twitter: @EmmaRaducanu
The career of Emma Raducanu (Singles)
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Win US Open
Last 16 Wimbledon
Finalist Chicago 125
Finalist ITF Sunderland
Win ITF Pune
Finalist ITF Tel Aviv
Semifinalist ITF Roehampton 2 and Bolton
Wins ITF Antalya, ITF Tiberias
Semifinalist ITF Wirral
Quarterfinalist Juniors at Wimbledon and US Open