After beating 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez in the US Open 2021 final, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu became the first-ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam in tennis history. Since then, she has been the headline on every reporting channel. Recently, the teenager also visited the New York Stock Exchange and expressed her interest in the markets.
Firstly, Emma stated that visiting the NYSE was one place on her “bucket list before leaving New York.” She then explained that since her “parents were both in finance,” she “always had a keen interest” in the markets. Now, she is looking forward to following Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and others, on learning the business side of tennis.
Emma Raducanu on the business side of tennis
Fascinatingly, on her course of 10 matches at the US Open 2021, Emma did not lose a single set. That is why her victory is one of the greatest stories told in Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York.
Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Besides her victory, the Britton teenager has her eyes on the business side of the sport. However, she understands that there is still a lot left to learn.
On Post 9 at the NYSE, the reporter asked Emma about her interest in the business side of tennis. She said, “Definitely. I think it’s huge and I would love to learn more about it.”
“I’m at the beginning of my career now, but I’m excited to learn and develop, and hopefully, along the way, I’ll learn many more things and experience a lot more and get into the business side a lot more.”
— CNBC’s Closing Bell (@CNBCClosingBell) September 14, 2021
Furthermore, Emma also expressed how she enjoyed the “personality and character” of New York City. On coming to Wall Street, she said, “the bustle, the busyness… I love it.”
What’s next for Raducanu after the US Open 2021 success?
On Post 9, the 18-year-old also revealed her plan on the WTA Tour. Factually, Emma is yet to secure her first WTA Tour win outside the four Grand Slam tournaments.
Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; (L-R) Leylah Fernandez of Canada and Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrate with the finalist and championship trophy (respectively) after their match in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
“I have got a few days rest, recovery,” Raducanu said. “I need it after the last seven weeks. But then, I’m straight back to training, hungry to get better and come back out and play some more tournaments.”
Undeniably, the tennis world will see a lot of her in the coming years. Do you think she can win her second Grand Slam in 2022?
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