Wimbledon 2021: Former Bromley student Emma Raducanu, 18, through to the fourth round of The Championships


London teenager Emma Raducanu has defeated world No 45 Sorana Cirstea in stunning fashion to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

The 18-year-old, who received a wildcard into the main draw, carried the momentum of her stunning victory against French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova into the third round against Cirstea.

On Saturday (July 3), she stormed past Sorana Cirstea of Romania, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second week of her home Grand Slam event.

Tennis star Emma attended the girl’s grammar school Newstead Wood in Orpington, Bromley, where she recently completed her A-Level studies in maths and economics.

Now’s she’s playing in her first Grand Slam having only recently started on the pro circuit.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Emma Raducanu

Born in Toronto, Canada, to a Romanian father and a Chinese mother, Emma Raducanu moved to England aged two and grew up in London.

The teenager has been keen on sports from a young age with attempts at go-karting, horse riding, swimming and basketball – however, it was soon apparent that tennis was her forte.

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At aged just five Emma picked up a racquet and joined the Bromley Tennis Academy in South East London where she began to hone her skills on the court.

Emma’s road to Wimbledon

In May 2018, Emma’s first International Tennis Federation title came when she defeated Israel, quickly followed by a second in Turkey in October of the same year.

She reached the same final in Israel the following year and won in India in December 2019.

Emma then made her first Women’s Tennis Association Tour debut at the Nottingham Open earlier this year before receiving a wildcard to Wimbledon 2021.

Unbelievably, she is ranked 338th in the world and is now the only British women’s singles player left in the draw at Wimbledon.

Raducanu will now play on Monday (July 5) for a spot in the quarterfinals.

She will face Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia, who overcame recent Eastbourne champion Jelena Ostapenko, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

We wish Emma the best of luck on her route to the Wimbledon quarter finals!


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