Who is Emma Raducanu? Know all about the World No. 338 ranked girl who is now in the 4th round of the Wimbledon 2021

Emma Raducanu made history after becoming the youngest British woman in Open Era to reach the 4th round of the Wimbledon 2021 at the age of 18.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu is an 18-year old British tennis player currently ranked 338 in the WTA rankings. Born in Toronto, Canada, her parents moved to UK when she was 2 years old and grew up in London.

Emma played her first WTA Main Draw tournament at the 2021 Nottingham Open where she was handed the wildcard to give her direct entry into the main draw. She was defeated in the first round however but her strong performance followed with a quarter-final run at the ITF W100+H Nottingham tournament saw her getting a main-draw wildcard at Wimbledon 2021.

Raducanu became the youngest British female player in the Open Era to reach the 4th round of the Grand Slam in Wimbledon when she defeated World No. 45 Sorana Cirstea in straight-sets reaching the Round of 16 without dropping a single set.

Emma has won 3 ITF titles which includes her title at 2019 W25 Pune in India, 2019 Antalya $15K in Turkey and 2018 Tiberias $15K in Israel.

Who is Emma Raducanu’s coach?

Emma Raducanu with Nigel Sears and her manager
Emma Raducanu with Nigel Sears and her manager

The 18-year old British teenager is currently coached by Nigel Sears who was himself a professional player and has long been coach of some of the top players. He was the coach of Ana Ivanovic, Amanda Coetzer and Daniela Hantuchova. Nigel also had brief stint with Ekaterina Makarova and also with Anett Kontaveit.

Sears is also the father-in-law of former World No. 1 and 3-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray who married Nigel’s daughter Kim Sears in 2015 after having dated her since 2005. The couple have 4 children together.

Who are Emma Raducanu’s parents ?

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Emma was born on 13th November, 2002 in Toronto. Her father, Ian is from Romania while her mother is from China. Both of her parents have had strong educational backgrounds, something they have instilled in Emma as well who apart from playing tennis professionally, is also an excellent student having maintained top-grades throughout her schooling.

Emma has maintained her stand of getting her educational side and mental strength from her parents who were strict with her right from her childhood to teach her the importance of discipline and other life values, which helps Emma now according to her.

Both of her parents have maintained a low-public profile so far to help Emma find her own way.

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