Emma Raducanu has become the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament after beating Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final. Following her sensational run, fans are curious to know Emma Raducanu’s ethnicity and family background. Let’s take a look…
Emma Raducanu’s ethnicity and background explored
Emma Raducanu was born on 13 November 2000 in Toronto, Canada, to Romanian father Ian and Chinese mother Renee.
The future tennis ace’s family relocated to the UK when she was two and Emma grew up in the south London town of Bromley.
The first two cities reflect where she grew up and where she was born, whereas Shenyang and Bucharest represent where her mother and father are from.
Tennis player talks parents’ heritage
Emma Raducanu has talked about how proud she is of her mother and father’s family backgrounds.
Chatting to the fashion publication, she explained: “My mum comes from a Chinese background, they have very good self-belief. It’s not necessarily about telling everyone how good you are, but it’s about believing it within yourself. I really respect that about the culture.”
When did Emma Raducanu start playing tennis?
And now she’s a Grand Slam tournament champion and British number one!