The 15 years old Emma Raducanu from London has been selected by Wimbledon to play her first Junior Grand Slam at the competition in 2018.
She qualified for her first Junior Grand Slam by winning the Nottingham National Junior Lawn Tennis Championships.
She won the two singles titles at the National Junior Tennis Finals.
She is the first player born in the new millennium to win a national title and to qualify for a Junior Grand Slam.
Emma won her first British Tennis Federation (BTF) ranking points when she was just 11 years.
She won the under 12s national title when she was 12 years old.
Why did Emma R pull out of Wimbledon?
The match between Emma Raducanu and Sophie Carle, played on court 13, is the only one to be played to three sets.
Emma, who had pulled out of Wimbledon last year, is practising with a coach on an outside court as the matches start.
Emma is a very powerful player, whose match play is like a game of chess, while Sophie’s game is more audacious.
The first set ends with a 6–2 victory for Sophie over a very nervous Emma.
In the second set the scores are very close and Emma is forced to take two medical timeouts.
Unfortunately, just when she manages to lead the game, she cannot continue and retires.
Did Emma Raducanu have asthma at Wimbledon?
16-year-old tennis player Emma Raducanu was short of breath during the doubles match at Wimbledon.
Raducanu, who has asthma, was unable to play on during the match, so the doctors requested her withdrawal from the competition.
She is likely to come back in the next games. The doubles team lost the match, but their performance was considered excellent.
What do Emma Raducanus parents do?
Mr. and Mrs. Raducanu are both secondary school teachers.
She has a brother and a sister.
Her parents say that Emma is a responsible child. They also say she is always helping around the house.