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Emma Raducanu has revealed she’s ‘grateful’ following praise from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. The Brit recently etched her name into the history books by winning the US Open, beating Leylah Fernandez. And many are tipping her to have a bright future in the sport.
Raducanu enjoyed a spectacular US Open campaign, winning the tournament without dropping a single set.
And, following her exploits in New York, Liverpool boss Klopp hailed her by saying: "I watched the final, and it was absolutely impressive.
"It's been a long time since I watched a full women’s tennis game, to be honest, and I was really impressed by the power, speed, and the whole game.
“Women’s tennis is obviously in a brilliant moment.
"These two girls were 18 and 19, and what they showed was massively impressive.
"Maybe it will happen one day" - An 11-year-old Emma Raducanu on being a tennis Grand Slam champion
In 2014, Sky Sports' Games Changers spoke with an 11-year-old Emma Raducanu after she finished runner--up in a U12 national tennis tournament. Raducanu discussed her dreams of becoming a professional player & winning a Grand Slam.
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Emma Raducanu had a big payday when she defeated Leylah Fernandez to win the 2021 U.S. Open Sept. 11.
The 18-year-old became the first qualifier in the Open era to win a Grand Slam title. It was her first major championship, and the win shot her up the WTA rankings to No. 23. She had been knocked out of the fourth round of Wimbledon just a month prior.
According to Yahoo Sport, Raducanu took home about $3.4 million in tournament winnings. She revealed earlier in the week what she would do with the money.
"I will just leave that to my parents. They can take that for me. I haven’t gone shopping yet," Raducanu said. "I know that tennis is an extremely expensive sport, so it will probably go towards that."
Her father was born in Romania and her mother in China, and both reportedly have finance backgrounds.