Emma Raducanu
Raducanu
Country (sports)src=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom
ResidenceLondon, UK
Born13 November 2002 (age 18)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Turned pro2018
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)[1]
Prize moneyUS$ $303,376 [1]
Singles
Career record64–22 (74.4%)[1]
Career titles3 ITF[1]
Highest rankingNo. 150 (23 August 2021)[2]
Current rankingNo. 150 (23 August 2021)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon4R (2021)[3]
US Open1R (2021)
Doubles
Career record0–0 [1]
Career titles0[1]
Last updated on: 3 August 2021.

Emma Raducanu (Romanian: Emma Răducanu; born 13 November 2002) is a British professional tennis player.

Prior to her debut performance at Wimbledon 2021, her career-high WTA singles ranking was No. 338, achieved on 28 June 2021. After Wimbledon her ranking increased to a new high of No. 179, and on 23rd August 2021, she surpassed this by reaching the final of the 125k Oracle Challenger Tournament in Chicago, where she lost in three sets to Clara Tauson. As a result of this, she achieved a career high singles ranking of No. 150. She has won three singles titles on the ITF Circuit. At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Raducanu entered as a wildcard on her Grand Slam debut and advanced to the fourth round.[4] She withdrew for medical reasons during the second set.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Raducanu (Răducanu in Romanian orthography[6]) was born on 13 November 2002 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Romanian father and a Chinese mother, who both work in the finance sector.[1] Her family moved to Greater London when she was two years old.[7] She started playing tennis at the age of five. She was a pupil at Newstead Wood School, a grammar school in the London Borough of Bromley.[8][6] In August 2021 she achieved A-level grades A* in Mathematics, and A in Economics.[9] She admires the tennis players Li Na and Simona Halep.[6][10]

Professional career[edit]

Raducanu became a professional tennis player in 2018.[11]

2021: WTA Tour, Grand Slam debut, top 150[edit]

Raducanu made her WTA Tour main draw debut at the 2021 Nottingham Open, where she gained entry on a wildcard.[12][13]

In June, Raducanu made her main draw grand slam debut on a wildcard to the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.[14] She advanced to the third round with initial victories over Vitalia Diatchenko[15] and Markéta Vondroušová.[16] She was the youngest British woman to reach the Wimbledon third round since Elena Baltacha in 2002, also as an 18-year-old.[17] She then defeated Sorana Cîrstea to reach the fourth round, becoming, at 18 years and 239 days old, the youngest British woman to reach the last 16 in the open era,[18] and guaranteeing a top-185 in WTA rankings, having been at No 338 at the start of Wimbledon.[19][20][21] On 5 July 2021, Raducanu retired in the second set of her fourth round match against Ajla Tomljanović, due to breathing difficulty.[22]

Raducanu, having attained a ranking of 186, played at the Silicon Valley Classic, the first womens tournament in the annual US Open Series, in August, accepting a wildcard to the tournament.[23] She lost in her first round to Zhang Shuai.[24] She also changed her coach during this time from Nigel Sears, father-in-law of former world no. 1 Andy Murray, to Andrew Richardson, one of her youth coaches.[25] In August 2021 Raducanu reached the final of the WTA 125 tournaments event in Chicago where she lost to Clara Tauson.[26] The WTA ranking points she gained brought her to a new career high ranking of 150.

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the players participation has ended.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
French Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 NH 4R 0 / 1 3–1 75%
US Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 0 / 1 3–1 75%

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 loss)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2021 WTA 125 Chicago, United States Hard Denmark Clara Tauson 1–6, 6–2, 4–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2018 ITF Tiberias, Israel 15,000 Hard Belgium Hélène Scholsen 7–6(3), 6–4
Win 2–0 Oct 2018 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Hard Czech Johana Marková 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Mar 2019 ITF Tel Aviv, Israel 15,000 Hard Italy Corinna Dentoni 4–6, 3–6
Win 3–1 Dec 2019 ITF Pune, India 25,000 Hard United Naiktha Bains 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Mar 2020 ITF Sunderland, UK 25,000 Hard (i) Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova 6–4, 4–6, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Emma Raducanu. WTA. WTA. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b Emma Raducanu Rankings History. WTA. WTA. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  3. ^ WTA Insider on Twitter. 3 July 2021. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  4. ^ Brit Raducanu, 18, into Wimbledon 4th round. ESPN.com. 3 July 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  5. ^ Hardest thing in the world: Raducanu on Wimbledon withdrawal. www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  6. ^ a b c Dinu, Remus (1 July 2021). EXCLUSIV Emma Răducanu, dialog cu Gazeta Sporturilor după prima victorie a carierei la Wimbledon. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  7. ^ Nothing to fear for Emma Raducanu in draw filled with intrigue. The Times. 5 July 2021. Archived from the original on 5 July 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  8. ^ Introducing Wimbledon 2021s Grand Slam debutantes. Womens Tennis Association.
  9. ^ Out of the spotlight, Raducanu engineers American success ahead of US Open. WTA. WTA. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  10. ^ Raducanu driving forward with Bulldog spirit, looks to model herself on Halep & Li Na. Lawn Tennis Association. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  11. ^ Britains Emma Raducanu, 18, storms into Wimbledon fourth round Biography. www.espn.com.
  12. ^ Burrage and Raducanu receive main draw wildcards at Viking Open Nottingham. www.lta.org.uk.
  13. ^ 2021 Nottingham Open Singles Draws (PDF). www.wtatennis.com.
  14. ^ Young talent among familiar names as Wimbledon main draw and qualifying wildcards announced. www.lta.org.uk. 17 June 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  15. ^ Falkingham, Katie; Jurejko, Jonathan (30 June 2021). Wimbledon 2021: Britains Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and Emma Raducanu advance. BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  16. ^ Ostapenko, Sevastova win repeat thrillers; home hope Raducanu upsets Vondrousova. Womens Tennis Association.
  17. ^ Falkingham, Katie (1 July 2021). Wimbledon 2021: British wildcard Emma Raducanu, 18, beats Marketa Vondrousova to reach third round. BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  18. ^ Get to Know Emma Raducanu, the British teen making history at Wimbledon.
  19. ^ British teenager Emma Raducanu extends thrilling Wimbledon debut. The Guardian. 1 July 2021.
  20. ^ Raducanu fairy story continues with place in fourth round. www.wimbledon.com. 3 July 2021.
  21. ^ Falkingham, Katie (3 July 2021). Wimbledon 2021: Emma Raducanu, 18, defeats Sorana Cirstea in straight sets to reach fourth round. BBC Sport.
  22. ^ Raducanu retires from last-16 match. BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  23. ^ Players Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Archived from the original on 29 July 2021.
  24. ^ Emma Raducanu makes losing return to WTA Tour in San Jose after Wimbledon exploits. 3 August 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  25. ^ Emma Raducanu switches coach despite thrilling Wimbledon run. Archived from the original on 23 July 2021.
  26. ^ Emma Raducanu: British teenager misses out on first WTA title in Chicago. BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 August 2021.

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