Jovial, fresh, natural and focused. So it is and so it shows Emma Raducanu (18)The British figure whose figure went around the world last Sunday when she won the US Open at just 18 years old gave a fabulous answer when asked how she would spend the US Open prize money of $ 2.4 million.
“I’ll leave that up to my parents and my team,” he said, and explained below in an interview that he gave virtually and from his room to the program BBC Breakfast: “I’m just focusing on what I love to do, which is to compete. They can take care of that. “
The 18-year-old returned to the UK on Thursday after her historic triumph in New York that made her the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977. In addition, it should be remembered, the particular athlete rose to the top since qualifying rounds and made it through the tournament at Flushing Meadows without dropping a set.
Britain’s Emma Raducanu celebrates with the trophy after winning the women’s final match of the 2021 US Open tennis tournament against Canada’s Leylah Fernandez at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 11, 2021 (Kena Betancur / AFP ).
Also, the new British number one gave a very striking insight into his relationship with his mother and father, and explained what happened on the way home after his historic victory in America. “My parents always showed me severe love and at other times I was probably not as grateful as I am now, I see in hindsight how everything happened, “he said.
“They gave me a hug when I came back, nothing crazy, no big celebrations. My mom made some really good homemade meatballs, but there was nothing crazy or over the top, ”she recounted from her home in Kent. In that regard, Raducanu added: “They are simply discreet; They give me peace of mind and tell me that they are proud of me. That’s enough”.
Her father, Renee Raducanu, was effusive when the champion returned home: “I am so happy. I am very proud of her, ”she said.
With her title at the US Open, the athlete rose to number 23 in the world ranking and today she is one of the most influential emerging athletes around the world. Since his consecration in New York he appeared on popular television shows in the United States as The Today Show and Good Morning America, before donning an impressive set of Chanel in black and white at the Met Gala and getting to the top of Vogue.
Before consecrating himself, Raducanu had already surprised about the destination that would give his money, when he jokingly said that all she wanted were headphones. “There is a joke on my team because in my first round qualifying game I lost my AirPods, and I was basically running around the training room for about three minutes before I went out on the court to keep trying to find it,” he said adding : “But I lost it and I was thinking to myself that if I won the game I would be able to buy a pair of AirPods. “
Emma Raducanu, Queen of NY.
Regarding the future of the young champion, it is still unknown when she will return to the court. Now, his intention is to rest and recover: “It is a great feeling to be back home. I’ve been away for seven weeks so it’s good to be back, ”he said. Then he added: “I have not thought about what follows. I’m enjoying it, relaxing and recovering ”.