US Open 2021: Who is Emma Raducanu? All you need to know about British tennis sensation- The British prodigy Emma Raducanu is all set to make her US Open debut after surprising everyone with her performance in the Wimbledon. The 18-year-old is coming on the back of straight victories over her opponents in the US Open qualifiers. She is yet to lose at the US Open and is expected to start off with a victory. On the other hand, Stefanie Voegele has lost 5 out of her last 10 matches and is expected to continue her terrific tennis display in the US Open.
Ranked 150th in the world, Raducanu has won 8 of her last 10 matches. She is coached by Nigel Sears and was born in Toronto. Raducanu moved to Bromley, south of London, at the age of two and started playing tennis at aged five.
US Open 2021: Who is Emma Raducanu? All you need to know about British tennis sensation
Raducanu is a member of the LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme, providing support – including physio, wellbeing, medical, financial, and access to the National Tennis Centre – to the best 16-24-year-old players in Britain.
She began in the sport at age five, but until her A-Levels in maths and economics were safely completed in April, education was her chief focus – she attended the same school as Britain’s 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith.
Meanwhile, she accumulated three ITF titles, while dabbling in a spot of motocross and go-karting in her downtime. Before Wimbledon, her season’s earnings were barely in four figures sterling. Now her bank balance will increase by at least £181,000.
Raducanu in US Open Qualifiers
One of the reasons Raducanu has sustained the form she showed at Wimbledon is in the way she’s controlled her matches.
R3 vs. Sherif: Attacking – 27% / Neutral – 59% / Defensive – 14%
R2 vs. Bolkvadze: Attacking – 22% / Neutral – 62% / Defensive – 16%
R3 vs. Schoofs: Attacking – 27% / Neutral – 58% / Defensive – 15%
Notably, the 18-year-old and the lowest-ranked (338) player had made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon since 1959.