British star and US Open champion Emma Raducanu, 18, says she’s absolutely loving life, and has vowed to retain her care-free spirit and relaxed approach to life.
Raducanu on 11 Sept. became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years. Virginia Wade was the last to do so back in 1977.
The Brit, while commenting on a dream come true over the weekend, said she’s been dreaming about winning a Grand Slam title ever since she was just a little girl. She added that the biggest driving force for had always been those visions imagined about winning a big title, the celebrations after, and the belief that winning was an actual possibility. Even so, she now says the full realisation of what happened at the US Open has yet to sink in. It’s positively unbelievable, explained the young star.
But while Raducanu was mere months ago completing her A-levels, the teenager answered questions from the press in cool and collected manner. Concerning her incredible new-found fame, Raducanu said that while she’s been swimming in messages of congratulations since her big win – including one from the Queen – she’s yet to check her phone. What matters right now is to enjoy the victory together with her team, explained the young Brit, because according to Raducanu, winning the US Open had been a team effort.
Her team includes her parents, Renee, and Ian. The youngster explained that one of her proudest moments about winning her first Grand Slam had been to impress dad Ian, who has always been her greatest supporter, but also a tough one to please.
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