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Entertainment Everything you need to know about US Open winner Emma Raducanu including her net worth

15:45  16 september  2021
15:45  16 september  2021 Source:   givemesport.com

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The world simply can't stop talking about teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu.

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After making history at Flushing Meadows with her first Grand Slam title in just her second major tournament, the 18-year-old has become a superstar overnight.

Since her US Open win, Raducanu has been lauded by some of sport's biggest stars and attended her first Met Gala red carpet event.

The teen inspired the nation by becoming the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Virginia Wade in 1977. She is also the only qualifier, male or female, in tennis history to have ever reached a major final.

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Raducanu is undoubtedly one of the biggest sporting names in the world right now, but how much do you actually know about Britain's poster child?

Who are Emma Raducanu's parents?

Raducanu is of Chinese and Romanian heritage, was born in Canada and now resides in England.

Her parents, Renee and Ian, moved from Ontario to London when their daughter was just two years old. They currently live in Bromley together.

Renee and Ian are both finance industry professionals.

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After winning the US Open, Raducanu admitted her father is "very tough to please" and that her parents are definitely her "toughest critics."

The two were unable to fly out to New York due to Covid restrictions but were watching their daughter make history from home.

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What is Emma Raducanu's height?

Raducanu is 5 ft 9 (1.75m) tall.

While she may be viewed as quite a small player compared to the likes of Venus Williams and Karolina Pliskova, who are over six foot, she is taller than world number one Ashleigh Barty and her US Open final opponent Leylah Fernandez.

What is Emma Raducanu's tennis ranking?

After an astonishing three months on court, Raducanu has soared more than 300 places in the world rankings.

When she made her debut, the Brit was drafted into the Nottingham Open as a wild card and was ranked No.338 in the world.

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Her rapid emergence onto the tennis scene saw an unheard of rise into the spotlight. During her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon, Raducanu had already moved up to No.150 in the rankings.

Her historic win at Flushing Meadows sees her climb well inside the top 50, where she currently sits as the world number 23 thanks to a 2,040-point haul, the most any player has ever earned from a single tournament.

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Where did Emma Raducanu go to school?

Bickley Primary School in Bromley was Raducanu's first school before attending selective grammar school Newstead Wood for her secondary education.

This summer, she juggled her A-Levels along with her professional tennis career, earning an A* in mathematics and an A in economics.

As a child, Raducanu enjoyed a number of sports, including basketball, golf, horse riding, and ballet.

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What is Emma Raducanu's net worth?

Raducanu's net worth is reported to be about $6 million (£4.3m) off the back of her US Open win.

Her titles and sponsorship deals skyrocketed the figures from £100,000 – which were her estimated earnings prior to the American Grand Slam.

Raducanu picked up a £1.8 million cheque for her victory at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The first thing on her shopping list was a pair of AirPods after losing hers during the tournament.

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What is Emma Raducanu's record?

When it comes to major tournaments, Raducanu has won 10 of her 11 Grand Slam matches and has a 100 percent success rate at Flushing Meadows.

Her WTA debut at the Nottingham Open in June led to her first ever Grand Slam at Wimbledon later that month, where she reached the Round of 16 before pulling out due to breathing issues.

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However, it took the plucky young tennis star just one more try to get her hands on some silverware. After playing three qualifying matches just to enter the main draw, Raducanu went on to dominate.

The Brit's US Open run was flawless – winning every match without dropping a single set, including in the final against Fernandez.

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