Emma Raducanu: 18-year-old Briton’s remarkable run at Wimbledon gathers pace

A wild card for the tournament, Raducanu was yet to drop a set on her Grand Slam debut as she beat Sorana Cirstea 6-3, 7-5 on Wimbledon’s 1st Court.

The youngest British woman to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon in the Open era, Raducanu expressed gratitude for the fan support she received during her match against Cirstea.

“I’m so grateful for all the support I have today,” Raducanu, who was born in Canada, told Wimbledon website. “I really appreciate it. It’s the biggest pitch I’ve played in.

“I think I coped pretty well. I was 3-1 down in the first set but I was just trying to keep my spirits up. You really helped me through – in the second set and the set. first, the real match.”

Raducanu is yet to beat a set in her first big show.

“I’m All Good”

World No. 338 Raducanu’s extended run at Wimbledon must have surprised her parents as well.

“It’s funny because when I was packing for the bubble, my parents said ‘Didn’t you pack too many matchstick sets?’ Raducanu said.

“I think I’ll have to do my laundry tonight but I think they have laundry service at the hotel so I’m fine.”

Despite only doing her first tour in Nottingham in June, Raducanu has already earned herself almost $40,000 career bonus.
Raducanu smiles during a media interview after beating Romania's Sorana Cirstea in the third round of Wimbledon.

She didn’t just clean up the finances at Wimbledon.

“Just watched Emma Raducanu’s endgame,” tweeted former US star James Blake after Raducanu beat Markéta Vondroušová on Thursday in the second round.

“Excellent performance for a [wild card] 18 years old, but maybe more impressive, I saw her take out her own trash at the end of the game. Don’t see that often. Great habit. Don’t change,” Blake commented of Raducanu, who will face Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic on Monday. | Emma Raducanu: 18-year-old Briton’s remarkable run at Wimbledon gathers pace


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