Emma Raducanu came from a humble background and won the 2021 U.S. Open, becoming the first ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam women’s singles championship. The 18-year-old is managing her $2.5 million bonus in the same gentle way.
In an interview with the BBC, Raducanu said that she will allow her parents to manage her US Open prize money-and she has not even checked whether the funds have been in her bank account. Once the funds are in place, Raducanu promises to be used to promote her already rapidly developing tennis star.
“I will leave it to my parents,” said Radukanu, the 23rd player in the world. “They can take it for me.”
“I haven’t done anything or bought anything yet,” she added. “I know tennis is an expensive sport. In all respects, travel and expenses. It may go in that direction. I don’t really think about money. I know there are a lot of taxes and fees.”
Raducanu may not have incurred any high costs because she Victory against Laila Fernandez on September 12, But she is still using the spotlight provided by the US Open champion. The British native joined sports stars such as Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Simon Byers, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook at the Met Gala in New York on Monday.
On Thursday, Raducanu returned to her hometown of Bromley. This is the first time she has returned to the UK since becoming the UK’s first Grand Slam women’s singles champion in 44 years. However, the celebrations did not exactly match Radu Kanu’s achievements.
“My mother made some very good homemade dumplings, but nothing crazy or excessive,” Raducanu said.
Raducanu returned to the UK in a low-key but fruitful manner. On the phone, she talked about her victory with Boris Johnson at the US Open and told the British Prime Minister that she hoped her success would accelerate the development of the sport in the country.Raducanu also relived her victory in the US Open finals and felt her stinging nerves for the first time. 3.4 million TV viewers Lived.
“I actually watched the final again and tried to relive some moments and remember how it felt, so it was a bit heavier,” Radukanu said. “It’s funny because when I watch it, it almost feels like it’s not me playing and finishing some of the shots, it feels like someone else. I know exactly what will happen, but it’s still a very stressful moment. And, Watching it again, I’m really proud of how I spent some difficult moments [medical] Last pause-I didn’t realize how much pressure on TV compared to live broadcast. “
Raducanu told the BBC that she hopes to place her U.S. Open trophy somewhere “front and center” in her home, and may create a “beautiful display” for it. $2.5 million can undoubtedly pay for all the shelf supplies she needs, so if her parents agree, this may be her first purchase as a Grand Slam champion.