The rise of a sporting legend is a thing to behold. And, while only aged 18, we are certain that is what we are witnessing with Emma Raducanu. Having been building up to her entry into the big sporting leagues from a very young age, the newly celebrated talent burst onto the sporting scene earlier this year with an almighty force as she posed a major threat to seasoned professionals and made history at Wimbledon. And now, as she makes headlines by gaining herself a coveted spot in the US Open finals, we have rounded up everything we know about the rising star. Head below to get to know the tennis sensation sure to be flooding your TL from now on…
Upon her explosive win in New York, which has resulted in her reaching the US Open finals, meet tennis’ fastest rising star.
She has been wielding a tennis racket since her beginnings
The 00s-born star moved to the UK aged 2, which is where she began to practice the sport at age 5.
She broke records with her Wimbledon debut
After making her grand slam debut on a wildcard earlier this year, Emma broke records as she became the youngest British woman to reach the third round of Wimbledon since Elena Baltacha in 2002, also aged 18.
Perseverance is in her nature
While having to pull out of her last match at Wimbledon due to breathing difficulties, the young talent proved that perseverance courses through her veins as she returned to tournaments such as the US Open with game-winning displays.
She has been coached by some of the industry’s finest
From Andy Murray’s father-in-law, Nigel Sears, to her childhood coach Andrew Richardson, Emma has honed in on her tennis skills with the help of some of the leading names in the tennis coaching sector.
Breaking records seems to be becoming a habit for Emma
While only in the primary stages of her career, the sporting star has cemented herself as the fourth British woman in history to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era, which is quite the achievement.
She is already racking up a huge social media following
Her skilful displays and big wins have seen the rising star rack up a huge Instagram following – 632k, to be exact.
She could become the next US Open champion
In a straight-set win against Maria Sakkari, Emma has proved that she is the one-to-watch as she most recently cemented her place at this year’s US Open finals.