Emma Raducanu, 18, is a British professional tennis player and the current US Open Champion. Last week, she became the first British woman to earn the Grand Slam title in more than 40 years and as a result, she is set to receive millions of pounds. How much is Emma Raducanu now worth?
Emma Raducanu’s net worth
Emma Raducanu’s net worth is estimated to become $6million (£4.3million).
This is after the 2021 US Open win and the subsequent deals she has and will be signing.
Before the recent success, Emma had a net worth of below £100,000, but as the winner of the US Open she will be given £1.8million in prize money.
Compare that to Emma’s previous earnings which were only £215,000.
As for her popularity on social media, before the 2021 US Open final, Emma had only 25,000 followers on Instagram.
After winning against Leylah Fernandez, she won 1.2 million hearts within 24 hours and her follower count now sits at 1.8 million.
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Emma Raducanu’s early life
Emma was born on November 13, 2002 in Toronto, Canada.
Her father Ion Raducanu originated from Bucharest, Romania, while her mother Meizhai Dong originated from Shenyang, China, and both work in the finance sector.
Emma’s family moved to England when she was two-years-old.
At the age of five, Emma started playing tennis.
She attended Bickley Primary School followed by Newstead Wood School in Orpington where she obtained an A* in Mathematics and an A in Economics in her A-Levels.
As a child, Emma participated in various sports and activities, including gold, karting, motocross, skiing, horse riding, tap dancing and ballet.
She is also said to be a fan of Formula One.
Emma holds both British and Canadian citizenship and can speak Mandarin, watch Taiwanese television shows and apparently enjoys Romania cuisine thanks to her grandmother.
Emma Raducanu’s tennis career
Emma turned professional in 2018 and alternated between junior and professional adult tournaments during 2018 and 2019.
In 2018 she won the ITF Chandigarh Lawn Tennis girls’ tournament and during the same year, she reached the quarterfinals of both the Wimbledon and US Open girls’ singles tournaments.
Emma first played against Leylah Fernandez in the Second Round of the 2018 Girls’ Singles at Wimbledon.
At the beginning of June 2021, Emma made her WTA Tour main draw debut at the 2021 Nottingham Open as a wildcard entry.
She lost in the first round to fellow Brit Harriet Dark.
A couple of weeks later, Emma made her main draw Grand Slam debut on a wildcard to the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
She advanced to the third round with initial victories and went onto reach the fourth round but withdrew due to breathing difficulties.
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In August 2021, Emma played at the Silicon Valley Classic, the first women’s tournament in the annual US Open series entering on a wildcard.
She lost in the first round and subsequently changed her coach.
At the US Open, Emma reached the final without dropping a set and gained more than 100 ranking places, entering the top 25 and displacing Johanna Konta as the British women’s singles No.1.
She became the only singles qualifier to reach the semifinal and final of the US Open in the Open Era, and the youngest since Maria Sharapova in 2005.
As for how Emma played in the 2021 US Open final, Emma and Leylah Fernandez made up the first all-teenage women’s singles final since the 1999 US Open between Serena Williams and Martina Hingis.
Emma won without dropping a single set.
As a result, she rose to No.23 in the world rankings.
Following her US Open win, Emma appeared at the Met Gala surrounded by A-list stars in extravagant outfits.
Emma also stars in October’s edition of Vogue UK.
Speaking about what tennis has given her, Emma explained: “I was a very shy little girl who didn’t talk much at all.
“And through playing sport, and having to be bold on the court and fearless and fight, it’s given me inner strength.
“If you have that, then you can really achieve whatever you want.”