WTA Female Tennis Player
|Birthday||November 13, 2002|
|Height||5′ 7″ (1.75m)|
|Weight||~125 lbs (57kg)|
|Highest Ranking||10 (First Achieved 7/11/22)|
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Born on November 13, 2022, Emma Raducanu is a British tennis player who famously became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam event at the 2021 US Open, defeating Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3.
Emma was born in Toronto, Canada, to her Chinese mother, Renee Zhai, and Romanian father, Ion Raducanu, so her ethnicity is mixed. She’s an only child, so she doesn’t have brothers or sisters, and in 2005 her family relocated to the UK when she was only two years old. Since she was born in Canada and grew up in the UK, she’s a Canadian and British citizen.
She first started playing tennis at five years old at the Bromley Tennis Center in her hometown of Bromley, a large town in Kent, England, on the southeast side of London. Emma attended Bickley Primary School in her hometown before being accepted to Newstead Wood School, a highly selective secondary school.
Emma’s tennis progressed quickly; in 2015, she debuted in her first ITF tournament at 13. She won the tournament, defeating Lauryn John-Baptiste 6-1, 6-4.
A few years later, in 2021, Emma debuted for the first time in the WTA at the Nottingham Open, where she received a wildcard entry. In June, despite a first-round loss, she received an even more prestigious wildcard for the Wimbledon Championships and advanced to the third round.
Not long after, Emma earned her way into the main draw of the 2021 US Open as a qualifier and proceeded to win the entire event without dropping a set, defeating world No. 11 Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals, No. 18 Maria Sakkari in the semis, and Leylah Fernandez in the finals.
Emma speaks three languages: English, Mandarin, and Romanian.
As of 2022, Emma Raducanu’s career earnings amounted to $3,776,535, most of which came from winning the US Open in 2021, totaling $2.5 million. However, much of the net worth for popular tennis players often come from endorsements, and Emma has racked up quite a few, including Vodafone, which sources claim to be worth $3.9 million a year.
Considering her current prize money and sponsorships, it would appear safe to say that Emma’s net worth is well north of $5 million and will continue to climb fast.
Here’s the gear she endorses:
- Racquet: Wilson Blade 98
- Strings: Luxilon Alu Power / Luxilon Element
- Racquet Bag: Wilson Super Tour 16 Pack
- Overgrips: Wilson Pro White
- Vibration Dampener: Wilson Pro Feel Red and Black
Although Emma endorses the Wilson Blade 98, it’s worth noting that she doesn’t actually use this racquet. Instead, Emma uses an older pro stock Wilson Steam 100 BLX painted to look like a Blade.
Nike sponsors Emma for her apparel, including her clothing, shoes, and socks. Her outfit changes throughout the year, with new lines released by Nike corresponding with the Grand Slam tournaments.
Emma wears the Nike React Vapor NXT, but the colorway changes to match her outfits throughout the year.
Outside of her tournament winnings, Emma is racking up an impressive line of top-tier endorsements. The following are the most noteworthy:
- Tiffany & Co.
- British Airways
If she can continue her success on the court, this list will undoubtedly expand in the coming years.
Emma is early in her career, so there’s no surprise she has sustained any serious injuries. However, she experienced a few more minor issues, including a left leg injury reported in early February 2022 and a nagging back injury in May 2022.
Awards & Media
For her breakout results in 2021 and continued success on the WTA, Emma Raducanu earned a handful of awards and widespread media coverage. Here are a few of our favorites.
The little details about Emma Raducanu that you may not already know.
She’s a Chocoholic
Emma isn’t shy about her love for chocolate. In an interview, she stated, “The flavor doesn’t change—it’s chocolate with more chocolate and some chocolate brownies. I’m one of those.”
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