Grand Slams are often the stages where the most renowned tennis players take the limelight. But sometimes, these tournaments are full of surprises and provide us memorable tales of rising and development.

Emma Raducanu has taken the 2021 US Open by storm, becoming the first player to reach the tournament’s champion all the way from the qualifiers. She beat Leylah Fernandez 6-3, 6-4 in the final to became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova in Wimbledon 2004. 

Her fantastic run in Flushing Meadows has shown that even in the most unlikely circumstances you can beat the odds. Women's tennis has many inspirings stories, but definitely, Emma Raducanu's journey in the US Open 2021 will be hard to forget. Here, check out more about this tennis star. 

How old is Emma Raducanu?

Born on November 13, 2002, Emma Raducanu is 18 years old. She will turn 19 only in a few months. To get a better idea of how fast her growth in the tennis world has been so far, Raducanu finished high school while playing her first Wimbledon a few months ago.

Who are Emma Raducanu’s parents?

Considering how young Emma Raducanu is, many people may wonder who are her parents, with whom she’d probably live due to her age. She is the daughter of Ian and Renee, who work in finance.

What’s Emma Raducanu’s ethnicity?

Emma Raducanu’s life could be a perfect example of globalization as her history is related to three continents and four countries. She was born in Toronto, Canada, but her parents have two different nationalities.

Her father Ian is Romanian and her mother Renee is Chinese. Raducanu, however, represents Great Britain, where her family moved when she was only two years old.

What is Emma Raducanu’s ranking?

Emma Raducanu was No. 150 of the WTA ranking at the start of the 2021 US Open, which is also her best position so far – although it won’t be for much longer. Her wonderful campaign in the US Open will probably see her climb positions: she will be No. 23 from Monday. 

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