Ambassador - Emma Raducanu

Meet our tennis ambassador Emma Raducanu. Read her fun facts, key career stats and why she chose to #FeelTheConnection with Vodafone.

About Emma

Born in Toronto, Canada, Emma Raducanu started playing tennis age 5. She is the youngest British person to have won a Grand Slam title, and youngest women’s Grand Slam champion since Maria Sharapova in 2004. Raducanu was supported by the LTA in the early stages of her career and is now an ambassador for LTA youth. This is a new and innovative junior programme to help children from age 4 get involved with tennis. She is also fluent in Romanian and Mandarin.

Follow Emma’s journey on Instagram and Twitter to find out more.

Why Emma chose to #FeelTheConnection with Vodafone?

As an advocate and former student of the LTA's grassroots programme, Emma is the perfect champion for our Tennis initiative and we are proud to support her.

At Vodafone, we have plans to use our connectivity to expand access to tennis for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, as well as relaunch ‘Play Your Way to Wimbledon’, which Emma is a part of. Emma is ‘so excited to be working with Vodafone to inspire the next generation of tennis players in the UK’.

Career highlights

Career high GB ranking: 1
Career high World ranking: 10
Titles won: Three ITF titles and one US open
Right or Left-handed: Right-handed

Key highlights/achievements:

  • Emma won her first ITF $15k title in May 2018

  • Raducanu is the youngest British woman in the open era to make it to the last 16 of Wimbledon

  • At the US open 2021, she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam in the open era, as well as the first British woman to win at Flushing Meadows since 1968

  • Winner of the 2021 Sports Personality of The Year

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