When the world was bidding on the top-name players to win the US Open, it was underdogs who rose to the occasion. Upcoming British sensation Emma Raducanu defied all the odds and won the prestigious US Open for the very first time. She faced Leylah Fernandez of Canada. The Canadian was another star to watch here in the tournament as she defeated the likes of Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Svitolina.
The match ended with a scoreline of 6-3, 6-2 in the favor of the British player. It was at that point when history was made. Who is she? How did she become a professional in the sport? Let us find out the answers to some of the questions. Here’s everything you need to know.
Early Life of Emma Raducanu
Emma was born on 13th November 2002 in Toronto Canada. Her parents were Ian and Renee Raducanu who were originally from Bucharest, Romania, and Shenyang, China respectively. When she was mere 2 years old, her family moved to England where she completed her basic education. She started practicing tennis at the age of 5. During her childhood, she was interested in various other activities like Golf, Carting, Motorsports, etc.
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At the Juniors level, she reached the quarterfinals in the Wimbledon and the US Open. The upcoming star also won the ITF Chandigarh Lawn Tennis girls’ tournament in the year 2018.
Does she have a boyfriend?
The US Open champion is not in any relationship as of now. But if the reports are to be believed, rumors of her dating popular singer HRVY are airing. Though no relevant evidence has come out. It is believed that the popular singer HRVY approached her after she stunned everyone with her performance at the Wimbledon 2021.
Though the tennis star does like to keep her life private. This being the reason, her fans do not know much about her private life.
Emma Raducanu and her professional career
Emma turned professional in the year 2018. The player made her WTA debut in the year 2021. With some mind-blowing performance in the Wimbledon, she became the youngest player to reach the Round of 16. Then at the US Open, she defied all the odds and emerged as the champion in the tournament.
We are taking her HOMEEE❤️🇬🇧🏆 pic.twitter.com/L6P52UFpAm
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) September 12, 2021
After the stunning results in Wimbledon and the US Open, she jumped to 25 rankings in the WTA. With so much to conquer and that too age by her side, the player has shown all the signs of becoming the best player in the world.