Emma Raducanu is a young and talented British tennis player. Emma Raducanu is internationally famous as the current British #1 and the reigning US Open champion. Also, she is recognized for being the 1st British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.
Table of Biography
Emma Raducanu MBE was born on 13 November 2002 and she is currently 19 years old. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she grew up in Bromley, England. Talking about her family, her mother’s name is Renee Zhai (Dongmei) and her father is Ion Răducanu. Moreover, her mother is from Shenyang, China, and her father is from Bucharest, Romania. Therefore, Raducanu ethnicity is Romanian-Chinese. On the other hand, she holds dual citizenship in Britain and Canada.
Furthermore, this young personality is fluent in Mandarin and almost fluent in Romanian. Her maternal and paternal grandparents still live in Northeast China and Bucharest respectively. Talking about her educational journey, Raducanu attended Bickley Primary School. She later attended Newstead Wood School. At this institution, this personality obtained an A* in mathematics and an A in economics in her A-Levels and graduated as a part of a class of 2019.
Professionally, Emma Raducanu is a talented tennis player. This player reached a career-high ranking of #11 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) on 25 April 2022. Currently, this player is British No. 1. and is the reigning US Open champion. Moreover, Raducanu s also the 1st British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.
This young tennis player made her WTA Tour debut in June 2021. She ranked outside the top 300 with a wildcard entry at Wimbledon. Further, Raducanu reached the fourth round in her 1st major tournament.
At the US Open two months later, this player became the 1st singles qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title. She beat Leylah Fernandez in the final without dropping a set in the tournament. This match was the 2nd Grand Slam tournament of her career. Furthermore, this young player holds the Open Era record for the fewest majors played before winning a title.
Talking about the beginning of this player’s interest in sports, she actually began playing tennis at the age of five. Besides tennis, Raducanu participated in various other sports and activities as a child. Some of them are basketball, golf, karting, motocross, skiing, horse riding, and ballet. Furthermore, this personality is a fan of Formula One and the football club Tottenham Hotspur.
Recently on 28 January 2022, a man was found guilty of stalking this player at her home. The young tennis player said that the incidents made her feel unsafe in her house and concerned about going out alone. Then on 23 February 2022, the said man was handed a five-year restraining order. The young talent has shared that she would like to become as athletic as Simona Halep. She also shared that she aspires to the mentality and sporting ethics of Li Na.
Awards and Honors
In November 2021, the Sunday Times named this player Sportswoman of the Year. Further, this player won Sportswoman of the Year and the Peter Wilson Trophy for the international newcomer in December 2021. The Sports Journalists’ Association provided these awards.
Likewise, the WTA voted Raducanu the 2021 WTA Newcomer of the Year. Then on 19 December 2021, this personality was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. She became the 1st female tennis player to win the accolade since Virginia Wade won in 1977.
Furthermore, Raducanu was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours. She received this recognition for her services to tennis. Moreover, this player was named Sports Star of the Year at the Stylist’s Remarkable Women Awards 2022 in March 2022. Also, in April 2022, this young player won the Laureus World Sports Award for the Breakthrough of the Year award.
Emma Raducanu is most probably single at present. The young talent has not shared any social media posts or news related to her love life and romantic affairs. Winning various awards and honors at such a young age, Raducanu is more focused on strengthening her career than finding love and settling down.
Emma Raducanu stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters and her weight is around 53 kgs or 116 lbs. Likewise, the young tennis player has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 34-24-34 inches respectively. Further, Raducan has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Emma Raducanu joined Twitter in November 2019 and so far has over 641.8K followers on her @EmmaRaducanu account. Likewise, she is available on Instagram under the username @emmaraducanu and so far has more than 2.3 million followers. Similarly, this personality has over 156K followers on her Facebook profile. Moving on, this young tennis champion has a net worth of around $5.4 million US dollars. Furthermore, her prize money was $3,182,389 US dollars.