Emma Raducanu is a professional tennis player from Great Britain. As of the end of February 2022, she is ranked as the British No.1 tennis player. The WTA Tour ranks her as No.12 in the world.
One of her most notable achievements is becoming the first British woman to win the US Open since 1977. She did this in 2021 and this is her only singles title so far. She has 3 ITF titles.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Emma Raducanu is a British tennis player born on November 13, 2002. The right-handed Raducanu was born in Toronto, Canada to a Chinese mother and a Romanian father.
When she was two years old, her family moved to Greater London. By the time she was five years old, she started playing tennis. In terms of education, she was enrolled at the Newstead Wood School. This school was situated in the London Borough of Bromley.
In January 2022, Sky Sports reported that a man who was found guilty of stalking the British star was given a five-year restraining order.
Raducanu made her professional debut in 2018. When she was an amateur player, she played at Wimbledon, defeating Leylah Fernandez during the second round.
When she was 16, she decided to go professional. From 2018 to 2019, she alternated between amateur and professional matches.
Her first match happened during the ITF Tiberias tournament in Israel in May 2018 wherein she defeated Belgian player, Helene Scholsen. In 2019, she played in India at the Solapur Open.
In 2020, while matches were canceled due to COVID-19, Raducanu participated in exhibition matches. In December of that year, she won the LTA British Tour Masters Title.
Grand Slam Debut
She debuted at the WTA in 2021, playing at the Nottingham Open. Harried Dart beat her in the first round of the match.
In the same year, she received a wildcard to play at Wimbledon. This was her Grand Slam event debut. She advanced to play in the fourth round. She holds the record for being the youngest British woman to reach the Top 16 of Wimbledon in the Open Era. This catapulted her into the Top 200.
The US Open
She entered the 2022 US Open as a qualifier and made a stellar journey to the final of the tournament. She became the Open Era’s only qualifier to have made it through to the final of the event. Players she defeated included Belinda Bencic, Maria Sakkari, Stefanie Vogele, and Shelby Rogers.
It was an all teenager final as Raducanu went up against Canadian Leylah Fernandez. Her run at the US Open that week was nicknamed, “The Fairytale of New York”.
Australian Open Debut
She was scheduled to appear at the 2022 Melbourne Summer Set but she declined because she was diagnosed with COVID-19.
In March 2022, she is scheduled to appear at the Miami Open and the Indian Wells Open.
The young player has seen sponsorship interest grow since she won the US Open. She decided to sign a representation contract with Nike and other brands and services.
- Highest Ranking: 12th
- Current Rank: 12th (as of February 2022)
- Career Titles: 3 ITF, 1 US Open
- Career Record: 56-19
People Also Ask
Is Emma Raducanu Sponsored by Nike?Yes. Raducanu is sponsored by Nike as well as other sports brands.
What Languages is Emma Raducanu Fluent In?She speaks English, Romanian, and Mandarin Chinese fluently.
How well did Raducanu do at the Australian Open?She made it to the Round 2 of the Australian Open.
Is Emma Raducanu Retired?No. She is an active player and as of February 2022, she is ranked No.12 in the World by the WTA Tour.