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Emma Raducanu is one of Britain’s best young athletes. In her short career she’s already had major success and has amassed some significant earnings.
After turning professional in 2018 Raducanu shot to fame after reaching the fourth round in last year’s Wimbledon.
But it was her 2021 US Open victory which brought her global fame.
With this victory she became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade’s 1977 Wimbledon victory.
Her US Open victory made her the first woman to win a Grand Slam as a qualifier.
Raducanu’s meteoric rise is illustrated by the fact that in less than a year she has gone from being given a wildcard spot at Wimbledon 2021 (due to her being outside the top 300 at the time) to achieving a world ranking of number 11 in April 2022.
Despite being just 19 has already won the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year award and earned an MBE in the 2022 New Year Honours.
Raducanu has already earned $3,287,787 in prize money alone.
A significant chunk of this can be attributed to the $2,500,000 she won due to her US Open victory.
However, Raducanu’s earnings extend far beyond prize money.
She has recently acquired a number of lucrative sponsorship deals.
Away from Tennis, Raducanu became a brand ambassador for Tiffany & Co in September 2021 and for Dior in October 2021. She’s also an ambassador for British Airways and Evian, over the Christmas period Raducanu starred alongside the likes of Jack Grealish and Mason Mount in Sports Direct’s Christmas advert.
According to The Guardian, she has already accumulated £12 million in prize money and sponsorships during her short career and at the age of just 19, is likely to have over a decade of professional tennis still to play.