Emma Raducanu is a British professional tennis player who was born on November 13, 2002, in Toronto, Canada.
She is the current British No. 1. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 11 by the Women’s Tennis Association on April 25, 2022.
Raducanu is the reigning US Open champion and since Virginia Wade in the 1977 Wimbledon Championships, she is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Born in Toronto and raised in London, Raducanu made her WTA Tour debut in June 2021. With a wildcard entry at Wimbledon, ranked outside the top 300, she was able to reach the fourth round in her first major tournament.
Raducanu became the first singles qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title at the US Open two months later, beating Leylah Fernandez in the final without dropping a set in the tournament.
It was the second Grand Slam tournament of her career.
Raducanu holds the Open Era record for the fewest majors played before winning a title.
What Do Emma Raducanu Parents Do For A Living?
Both of Emma Raducanu’s parents work in the finance sector.
She was born to her father Ion Răducanu who is from Bucharest, Romania, and her mother Renee Zhai who is from Shenyang, China.
She has said that her parents “both came from very academic families, communist countries so education was kind of their only option”.
Her family moved to England when she was two years old, and she holds both British and Canadian citizenship.
She is fluent in Mandarin and almost fluent in Romanian; her grandmothers live in Bucharest and Northeast China.