Who is Emma Raducanu: All You Need to Know About Her Family Background, Origin, and More

Published 07/02/2021, 5:39 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Britain’s Emma Raducanu celebrates winning her second round match against Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova Pool via REUTERS/David Gray


18-year-old Emma Raducanu is making some headlines at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. She is a wildcard in the draw of the Championships but has been able to impress many tennis legends with her phenomenal gameplay.

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Emma Raducanu recently defeated Marketa Vondrousova in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. She is now in the third round of the tournament and is yet to drop a set there.

Emma Raducanu: Her childhood and family background

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Emma Raducanu was born on November 13, 2002, in Toronto, Canada. Her father is Romanian while her mother is Chinese. The family moved to London, UK, when Raducanu was just two years old.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021. Britain’s Emma Raducanu reacts during her first-round match against Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko Pool via REUTERS/Adam Davy

She started playing tennis at the age of five at the Bromley Tennis Academy, London. She also has a strong connection with Romania because of her father and she often visits Bucharest, a town in Romania where her paternal grandparents reside.

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Beginning of Raducanu’s professional career and titles won by her

Currently ranked 338 in the WTA rankings, Raducanu made her WTA debut this year at the Nottingham Open 2021. Just like with Wimbledon, she entered Nottingham as a wildcard. She has now made her Grand Slam debut at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021. Britain’s Emma Raducanu celebrates winning her first-round match against Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko Pool via REUTERS/Jonathan Nackstrand

Before this, Raducanu even played at the Wimbledon Championships 2019 as a qualifier. However, she failed to qualify into the main draw of the Grand Slam back then.

Interestingly, she has won three titles on the ITF Circuit so far. Her favorite shot is the forehand and her tennis idol is Simona Halep. a 2-time Grand Slam champion who also hails from Romania.

After defeating Marketa Vondrousova, it is certain that the 18-year-old will climb into the top 250 players on the WTA tour. She’ll next face Sorana Cirstea at Wimbledon 2021. Cirstea knocked out 2-time Grand slam winner, Victoria Azarenka, from the tournament.

Fans have really high expectations from the young and rising star. It’ll be intriguing to see how far Raducanu will go in the Grand Slam.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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