Emma Raducanu created history in 2021 when she won the US Open title in just her second Grand Slam appearance. Making her debut at Flushing Meadows, Emma Raducanu defeated Leylah Fernandez of Canada in the final in straight sets. At the age of 18, Emma Raducanu achieved a feat that no other women’s player had achieved since Virginia Wade in 1977. With her win at Flushing Meadows, the 18-year-old was propelled to superstardom. The Grand Slam win saw her net worth and brand endorsements surge, with many elite brands jumping into her success bandwagon.
Emma Raducanu might be giving Great Britain glory, but she comes from a global family. Here are some interesting details on Emma Raducanu, about her family, Tennis life as well as her net worth and brand endorsements.
Emma Raducanu’s ethnicity is a symbol of globalization. Her father, Ian Raducanu, hails from Bucharest, Romania. Her mother, Renee, hails from Shenyang in China. Emma Raducanu was born in Toronto on November 13, 2002. At the age of 2, she moved to Great Britain. Raducanu has both British and Canadian Citizenship.
Here are the full details of Emma Raducanu‘s physical attributes
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters)|
|Father’s name||Ian Raducanu|
|Mother’s Name||Renee Raducanu|
|Playing Style||Right-handed with two-handed backhand|
Emma Raducanu started playing Tennis at the age of 5. She attended Newstead Wood School in Orpington in London. Apart from Tennis, Raducanu had a great interest in Basketball, Golf, Karting, Horse Riding, Ballet, and Skiing.
But, Emma Raducanu’s Tennis journey has a very special India connection. Her first two titles in this sport came in India. In 2018, Emma Raducanu won the ITF Lawn Tennis tournament in Chandigarh. She also participated in the ITF Grade 3 and Grade 2 junior tournaments that were held in Chandigarh and New Delhi in the same year. Her journey in India continued to give her success. Raducanu participated in the Maharashtra Open in which she secured a win at Pune.
In 2021, Raducanu broke into the main WTA draw as she participated in the Nottingham Open. When she played in Wimbledon, she reached the fourth round at the age of 18, becoming the youngest to achieve the feat. But, glory came to her in the US Open when she won the tournament without dropping a single set. She had matched Serena Williams, the G.O.A.T of women’s Tennis with this feat.
Emma Raducanu’s Net Worth is close to USD 6 million. Her US Open triumph propelled her into the elite list of athletes who have a net worth in the high millions. Raducanu won over USD 2 million when she clinched the title in Flushing Meadows.
Emma Raducanu’s US Open triumph opened the doors for elite brands to come forward and sponsor her. This has also seen her net worth increase. Here is the list of brands that Emma Raducanu has endorsed.
Nike provides her clothing and shoes for the tournaments. At the US Open, she wore Nike’s Fall Collection and wore shoes that were branded NXT Vapor. The deal is worth USD 132,000 on a yearly basis. Her deal with Tiffany is worth USD 2.6 million, with the British star wearing the Jewellery brand throughout the US Open. Wilson is the racquet brand that sponsors her, with the youngster using a Wilson Blade Racquet. When she attends awards functions, she wears Dior.
Emma Raducanu has almost pocketed close to USD 3 million in her short career. 2021 was a watershed year in which she won the US Open and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon. The US Open win was enough to give Emma Raducanu prize money worth USD 2.8 million. Since she has actively played in only one season at the top level, this is the beginning of something special.
There is plenty of speculation on Emma Raducanu’s boyfriend. When she won the US Open, she was seen celebrating the moment with a male companion. A photo was uploaded on social media and this led to speculation that Emma Raducanu had a boyfriend. But, it later emerged that the photo which was uploaded was Raducanu with her friend. The friend’s name is Benjamin Heynold. Raducanu has known Heynold ever since she was six years of age. They played together in the Junior Circuit for a number of years.
Emma Raducanu has not had a full-time coach for a long time. When she won the US Open, she was coached by Andrew Richardson. Before that, she was coached by Nigel Sears, the father-in-law of former champion Andy Murray. Currently, she is coached by Torben Beltz, who had helped Angelique Kerber in the 2016 Australian Open triumph.