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Emma Raducanu, The British teenager To Win More Grand Slams

Emma Raducanu made her name well known worldwide after making history in September 2021. She became the first and youngest qualifier, especially as a British player, and won the Grand Slam title at the US Open. she started her career at age five and finally had a rise in British rankings by becoming the number one and the top-rated player with rankings that fell into the top 25 of the country. 

Earlier this year, she made her way to the Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon, where she reached the fourth round and received the title of becoming the youngest British Woman who managed to reach the last of the final sixteen at the Championships in the Open era. The LTA Pro Scholarship Programme supports Emma Raducanu, the highest level of support offered to develop players aged between 16 and 24 with the best chance of reaching the ATP/WTA top 100 singles. Other than that, she is also the Ambassador of the LTA youth. This program supports and helps children aged from 4 to 18 to learn and enjoy tennis. 

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Achievements and honors 

She is ranked as the 18th best single player in the world. She has also won two titles at the International Tennis Federation Women’s Circuit while playing on hard surfaces. After her well-deserved Grand Slam victory, she switched her coach from Andrew Richardson to Angelique Kerber. She also got voted Personality of the Year 2021 by BBC Sports. 

In November 2021, Raducanu was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times. The Guardian ranked the 2021 US Open final number 47 on their 50 best TV shows of 2021 list. Raducanu won Sportswoman of the Year and the Peter Wilson Trophy for an international newcomer in December 2021, awarded by the Sports Journalists’ Association.

She was voted the 2021 WTA Newcomer of the Year by the WTA. On 19 December 2021, Raducanu was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, becoming the first female tennis player to win the accolade since Virginia Wade won it in 1977. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2022 New Year Honors for her services to tennis.

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2022 Australian Open 

US Open champion Emma Raducanu suffered a shock exit in the 2nd round of women’s singles at Australian Open 2022 on January 20 despite putting on a valiant show with an injured hand. She lost to World No. 98 Danka Kovinic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a match that extended to 2 hours and 38 minutes at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne. 

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Emma Raducanu battled admirably hard but was eventually beaten by Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic in three grueling sets. Raducanu received treatment for a blister just below the fourth finger of her right hand after just five games and received two more medical timeouts to reapply the strapping. However, the US Open champion still found her game hampered, her serve weakened and her powerful forehand significantly hamstrung.

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