Emma Raducanu Family, Father, Mother, Siblings, Origin, Coach, Salary & Boyfriend
Emma Raducanu (born 13 November 2002) is a British professional tennis player. She is the reigning US Open champion, has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 23 (achieved on 13 September 2021), and is the current British No. 1.
Ranked No. 338 in the world, she reached the fourth round on her major debut with a wildcard into the main draw for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. This helped her to access the qualifying competition for the 2021 US Open in August and after qualifying for the main draw, she went on to become the first qualifier, male or female, to reach and win a major singles final. In the final she defeated 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez – winning the title without dropping a set throughout the tournament. Raducanu became the first British woman to win a major singles title since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon 1977.
Parents and Family
Emma Raducanu was actually born in Ontario, Canada, on 13 November 2002 to Ian Raducanu and Renee Raducanu, Romanian and Chinese finance industry professionals who subsequently relocated to London when their daughter was just two years old. Emma Raducanu is the only child in her family born to her parents Ian Raducanu (father) and Renee Raducanu (mother).
Growing up an only child, Raducanu’s parents pushed her into all sorts of extracurricular activities including ballet, tap dancing, karting, motocross, and golf. At the age of five, she picked up her first tennis racquet at the Bromley Tennis Centre.
Her father is Romanian and her mother is Chinese; they both work in finance, and she credits them for teaching her to be disciplined, according to the South China Morning Post. “I think it’s definitely helped me, the mentality that both of them bring,” Raducanu said in July
The family biography of the Toronto-born teenager with a Romanian father and Chinese mother who came to Britain when she was just two is now becoming increasingly familiar to the British public
2021: WTA Tour debut, US Open title, top 25
She made her WTA Tour main draw debut at the 2021 Nottingham Open, where she gained entry on a wildcard.
In June Raducanu made her main draw Grand Slam debut on a wildcard to the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. She advanced to the third round with initial victories over Vitalia Diatchenko and Markéta Vondroušová. She was the youngest British woman to reach the Wimbledon third round since Elena Baltacha in 2002, also as an 18-year-old. She then defeated Sorana Cîrstea to reach the fourth round, becoming, at 18 years and 239 days old, the youngest British woman to reach the last 16 in the Open Era, and guaranteeing a top-185 in WTA rankings, having been at world No. 338 at the start of Wimbledon. On 5 July 2021, Raducanu retired in the second set of her fourth-round match against Ajla Tomljanović, due to breathing difficulty.
Raducanu, with a ranking of No. 186, played at the Silicon Valley Classic, the first women’s tournament in the annual US Open Series, in August, entering on a wildcard to the tournament. She lost in the first round to Zhang Shuai. She changed her coach during this time from Nigel Sears, father-in-law of former world No. 1 Andy Murray, to Andrew Richardson, one of her youth coaches. In August 2021 Raducanu reached the final of the WTA 125 tournaments event in Chicago where she lost to Clara Tauson. The WTA ranking points she gained brought her to a new career high ranking of world No. 150.
At the US Open, Raducanu beat Bibiane Schoofs, Mariam Bolkvadze, and Mayar Sherif in straight sets in qualifying to enter the main draw. There she beat Stefanie Voegele, Zhang Shuai, Sara Sorribes Tormo, Shelby Rogers, Belinda Bencic and Maria Sakkari to reach the final, without dropping a set. She gained more than 100 ranking places, entering the top 25 and displacing Johanna Konta as the British women’s singles No. 1. She became the only singles qualifier to reach the semifinal and final of the US Open in the Open Era, and the youngest since Maria Sharapova in 2005. She was also the fifth player in the Open Era to make the semi-final on her US Open debut. Following Leylah Fernandez’s win in the semifinals, Raducanu became the second player born in 2002 to reach the final of the US Open. Raducanu reached the finals without dropping a set, winning 20 straight sets, and became the first British woman in 53 years to reach the US Open finals, as did Virginia Wade. Raducanu defeated Fernandez in what was the first all-teenage women’s singles final since the 1999 US Open between Serena Williams and Martina Hingis. Also taking the final in straight sets, she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam, and the first woman in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam with only two appearances (her only previous Grand Slam entry was Wimbledon 2021). This was her first WTA singles title and also her first Major at the same time and she is only the second player after Bianca Andreescu to win on her debut at the US Open. As a result, she is expected to rise to No. 23 in the world rankings.
Salary and Net Worth
In 2021 Emma earned $268,191 in prize money for 19 matches in various tournaments. During her professional career, Raducanu earned $303,376 in prize money according to the official WTA website. We estimated Emma Raducanu’s net worth at $320 000.
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