Emma Raducanu progression to the fourth round in her debut grand slam event without dropping a set speaks volume of her talent, know about her ranking, parents and career
British Tennis sensation Emma Raducanu continued to stun one and all as she progressed to the fourth round of Wimbledon 2021. Emma Raducanu continued her record in her debut Wimbledon tournament of not dropping a set in the third round against Sorana Mihaela Cirstea. The teen prodigy was nothing less than from the get-go, upsetting her experienced Romanian opponent.
Emma Raducanu Nationality, Family And Parents
Emma Raducanu took birth in Canada to a Romanian father and Chinese mother. She moved to the United Kingdom when she was two years old and grew up in London. The aforementioned facts are reinforced by her Instagram handle’s bio, stating London, Toronto, Bucharest, Shenyang. Raducanu started playing Tennis when she was five.
At present, she has emerged as one of the brightest prospects in the sport. She once revealed her tennis idols to be Li Na and Simona Halep, current Wimbledon champion. Raducanu heaped praises on her mother for instilling discipline in her and their high expectations have provoked her to do better.
Raducanu’s parents work in the finance field and she still goes to Romania twice a year to visit her grandmother, on her father’s side, at Bucharest.
While Li Na and Simona Halep are her idols, Raducanu also seems to be a fan of Roger Federer as she has a picture with him on her Instagram. She is likely to have joined the platform in July 2016 and looks to be a fitness enthusiast. The teenage star also seems to love playing golf during her leisure time.
Emma Raducanu Wimbledon Debut And Age
Emma Raducanu made her first appearance in the ITF open back in early 2018 and won a couple of titles that year in Antalya and Tiberias. She added to that tally by clinching one more in Pune the following year. The 18-year old played her first WTA main draw at the Nottingham Open this year, gaining entry through the wildcard.
She delivered promising performances, for a player making her WTA debut through wildcard. Raducanu beat Storm Sanders and Timea Babos in the first and second rounds, respectively. But she succumbed to Tsevtana Pironkova in the quarter-finals in straight sets.
Emma Raducanu’s coach and Andy Murray’s father-in-law, Nigel Sears, was mighty impressed after her second-round win against Marketa Vondrousova. Sears backed the 18-year old to become the top-ranked player in a few years as she has the appetite to do it. But he also opined her ambitious nature and the desire to succeed would depend upon the right opportunities and match experience.
Emma Raducanu Net Worth, Ranking And Instagram
Emma Raducanu, with a ranking of 338, whose net worth is over $40000, will next face Ajla Tomljanovic. The Croatian has had a mixed run so far. Tomljanovic beat Greet Minen in straight sets but struggled against Alize Cornet and Jelena Ostapenko.
Based on her experience, she should start as favourites against Raducanu. But Raducanu, going strength from strength with each passing year, should be optimistic in her maiden clash against Alja. The teen prodigy, who became the youngest player since Laura Robson to reach the fourth round, has nothing to lose and should play freely like she has done so far.
She is available on her Instagram handle @emmaraducanu.
Shining in her debut grand slam tournament
The 2021 Wimbledon Championships also saw Emma Raducanu making her way as a wild card entrant. In her first-round clash against Vitalia Diatchenko, even though Raducanu committed six double faults, her first serve percentage points and second serve percentage points were superior to the Russian.
The 18-year old collected 72% points off her first serve, while the second serve percentage points were 41. In contrast, Diatchenko only had 51 and 36, respectively. Furthermore, the upcoming British star held the edge in the net points and the unforced errors. Raducanu had won 86% of net points, while Diatchenko had 55.
The second round encounter against Marketa Vondrousova saw Raducanu collect 79% first-serve points, 18 more than the 2019 French Open finalist. Unfortunately, her second-serve percentage points were lower. Furthermore, Vondrousova’s net points won were perfect, while Raducanu’s were only 64.
Nevertheless, the 18-year old made up for it by edging ahead in terms of break points won and accumulating a lesser number of unforced errors. Emma Raducanu committed only 20 unforced mistakes, five less than her opponent. The break points won amounted to a massive 57% and Vondrousova’s managed only 17%.
Emma Raducanu’s outing against Sorana Mihaela Cirstea
The unforced errors accumulated by the Russian were a whopping 50 as against Raducanu managed only 20. The total points won by the teen prodigy were 95, 21 more than her opposition. Raducanu raised the bar in the third round against Cirstea. Her efforts were once again enough to secure a win by clean sets.
Emma Raducanu collected 83% points off her first serve and let her opposite number manage only 66. The youngster also had a superior number in the second serve points, collecting 41% points. In contrast, Cirstea, the Romanian had only 34% of the second serve points.
While Emma Raducanu committed four double-faults – one more than Cirstea, she also hit four aces – two more than her opponent. Furthermore, Raducanu’s backhand was exceptionally effective, accumulating 14 points out of her total 84. Unfortunately, it also generated six unforced errors.