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Emma Raducanu Biography: New!

Emma Radacanu dashes cross-court for a shot. She wears a white tennis dress and a white visor, in accordance with the Wimbledon dress code

Emma Radacanu runs for a backhand during a juniors match at Wimbledon in 2018. (Photo by si.robi via Wikimedia Commons.)

Our new biography of tennis star Emma Raducanu is now live.

We almost said “tennis prodigy,” but that term no longer applies when you’re the reigning U.S. Open champion. Her win there this month was truly impressive: at age 18, she won three matches in a qualifying tournament just to get into the main U.S. Open draw, then proceeded to win seven straight matches to claim the title and $2.5 million in prize money. She did it all without losing a set, up to and including her 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow teen Leylah Fernandez in the final. She is the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament in the modern era.

Emma Raducanu is 5’7″ tall and will turn 19 this November. She was born in Toronto to immigrant parents: her mother Renee is from China, and her father Ian is from Romania. The family moved to London when Emma was two years old, and she now has dual British and Canadian citizenship.

(Darren Gerrish / Tiffany & Co.)

One thing leads to another, and so Emma Raducanu has already signed on as a brand ambassador for global jewelry colossus Tiffany & Co. Here she was on September 20, repping the brand next to British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, at the splashy British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Fashion and Film dinner in London. To the victor go the spoils!

Now see our full Emma Raducanu biography »

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