Who is Emma Raducanu?

Emma Raducanu

STARNBERG, July 29, 2022 (Guest Post)

Emma Raduca is somewhat of a child prodigy when it comes to tennis and there can be much to expect from this new upcoming tennis star.

At the age of 18 years old, Emma ranked 338th in the world. She made her grand slam debut at Wimbledon in the 2021 Wimbledon championships as a wildcard and she became the youngest British woman in 42 years to reach the fourth round. She has also made history by becoming the youngest British tennis player to reach US Open final in the open era. When claiming some of the top tennis betting offers, Emma is a firm favourite to place a wager on, as you have a good chance of success when backing her.

She is a British tennis player but was born in Toronto Canada on November 13 2002. Her father is Romanian and her mother is Chinese, the family decided to move to the UK when Emma was just a baby.

How did She become famous?

Emma created some history when she became the first qualifier at the US Open in 2021 and won a grand slam. She had won 3 matches in the qualifying and during the main draw, she had won 7 including matches against Shelby Rodgers and Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic. She went on to win the championship in the final match against Leylah Fernandez.

Emma had made news headlines during the Wimbledon 2021 as she reached the fourth round after entering as a wild card. At that stage, the 18-year-old never played in a Grand Slam main draw event. She ended up scoring wins against Sorana Cirstea, Marketa Vondrousova and Vitalia Diatchenko to become the youngest British tennis player to reach the fourth round during an Open era at Wimbledon. She faced off with Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals but retired midway through the match.

Did Emma finish School?

She does not only stand out on the court as she finished her A-Levels in April of 2021 she was awarded an  A+ in maths and economics. The school she was attending at the time also allowed her to travel where and when she needed to train and attend events.

Emma also did a course in finance and has shown a big interest in getting involved in finance. She even made time to go for a tour of the New York Stock exchange after winning the US Open.

How did Emma do during her junior days?

During the ITF junior ranking, she came in at No.20 and she managed to win seven ITF junior titles. She won Grade 2 events including the Chandigarh ITF Juniors, Delhi ITF Juniors, Siauliai Open and the Biotehnos Cup.

Titles and Rankings

When she entered the US Open as No 150 in the world it was predicted that she could go to the rank of no less than No 32 and even as high as no 24. In any case, she was poised to become the new British champion. Her full rank history can be found on the WTA Website under her profile.

Who is Emma’s coach

Just before the Madrid Open near the end of April she had dropped the surprising news that she had parted ways with Torben Belts her former coach after only 5 months together.

Beltz is well known for rearing Angelique Kerber from a teenage player into world number one. Emma wanted someone to guide her through the beginning months of the WTA tour.

She thanked him for his professional dedication to her during their time together and expressed that the two of them had good chemistry going when working together.

Soon after, the LTA’s head of women’s tennis, Iain Bates accompanied Emma to Spain where she only won two matches and was then knocked out by Anhelina Kalinina. After Spain, she mentioned that she wanted to move on to a new training model.

Now during the 2022 Wimbledon, she does not officially have a coach, but a former WTA player Jane O’Donoghue and a former LTA coach were spotted with her in her box at Wimbledon.

What’s next?

Emma will be defending her title at the US Open in a number of hard-court tournaments that are upcoming. In Toronto, the British No.1 will be at the American swing in Cincinnati.

There is no doubt that we will still see some amazing things from this young tennis star and her absolutely meteoric rise in the last two years has left everyone stunned.