Emma Raducanu reveals her ultimate Grand Slam dream in engaging Chinese interview
Emma Raducanu has admitted she has a dream to win Wimbledon after her stunning US Open triumph propelled her to worldwide superstardom.
The 18-year-old British star stunned the tennis world as she came through qualifying and won ten matches to claim her first Grand Slam title, in just her second major tournament.
After reaching the fourth round in her debut performance at Wimbledon this year, Raducanu has already been mentioned as one of the favourites to win the title at the All England Club next summer.
Now she has told China Daily that she has not set herself too many ambitious goals after her US Open miracle, but she admits a Wimbledon win would be at the top of her list of targets.
Winning the US Open at the age of 18, Emma Raducanu is a remarkable athlete who also happens to speak fluent Chinese, thanks to her mother who is from Shenyang. Check out China Daily’s exclusive interview with Raducanu to see the young star’s plans for her future career. pic.twitter.com/Lt6rqQa8tZ
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) September 20, 2021
“I haven’t given myself like, ‘I’m gonna win this many Grand Slams’. I think that that’s very ambitious,” she said. “I wasn’t expecting to win this one but that was one of my goals just to win one.
“I’d say, if I were to pick one, then Wimbledon would probably be my choice. Just because it’s such a prestigious event at home, and with all the home support I think it would be very special.”
Raducanu spoke in Chinese during some of the interview with China Daily and her appeals to fans in that country is certain to be huge, with her mother hailing from the country.
“I can’t wait to come and play in China next year,” added Raducanu, who spoke of her love of table tennis in the engaging interview.
“I want to say thank you for all the support. My mom is from north east China. I often go there to see family members, such as my grandma.”
Raducanu’s appeal in China is certain to add to her commercial value to sponsors in that part of the world, with marketing experts suggesting the Brit is set to add to her fortune with a strong of high profile deals as she looks to build on her US Open win.
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