EMMA RADUCANU has been lighting up Wimbledon this year with a series of stunning displays.
Ranked 338th in the world at the start of the tournament, the 18-year-old is the youngest British female to make it into the second week at Wimbledon since Christine Truman in 1959.
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Who is Emma Raducanu?
Emma Raducanu was born in Toronto, Canada on November 13, 2002 before moving to Britain at the age of two.
Her father Ian is Romanian and her mother Renee is Chinese, both work in finance.
She started playing tennis at the age of five at the Bromley Tennis Academy.
A shy child, her parents had encouraged her to try different hobbies to boost her confidence.
She said: “Dad threw me into every sport you could imagine. I was doing horse- riding, swimming, tap dancing, basketball, skiing, golf, go-karting. All alongside tennis.”
And Raducanu has credited her parents for her work ethic.
She said: “They both come from very hard-working countries. They have high expectations, and I’ve always tried to live up to that.”
What is Emma Raducanu's world ranking?
Raducanu is currently ranked 338th in the world.
Though this will DRAMATICALLY change after her displays at Wimbledon this year.
Raducanu only made her debut on the WTA Tour last summer.
What is the Wimbledon prize money this year?
- Winner £1,700,000
- Runner up £900,000
- Semi-final £465,000
- Quarter-final £300,000
- Fourth-round £181,000
- Third-round £115,000
- Second-round £75,000
- First-round £48,000
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