British tennis star Emma Raducanu admitted her stunning US Open victory was a life-changing moment and overall a surreal moment. Raducanu, 19, made tennis history at the US Open when she became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam.
In the US Open final, Raducanu handed a straight-set defeat to Leylah Fernandez. Since then, Raducanu has landed sponsorship deals with some of the world leading brands such as Dior. "The career moment that changed my life was winning the US Open on that match point," Raducanu said in a conversation with fashion and lifestyle magazine Harper's Bazaar, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
"That was the best moment of my career for sure. The most surreal moment was when I landed that ace and in that second I had no idea what happened, what I was doing, or where I was."
Raducanu on how she would describe herself
"Resilient, random and something to do with laughter because I'm always laughing," Raducanu said.
Raducanu says her motto is to never complain and to never explain herself. "The best piece of advice I ever got would be to never complain and never explain," Raducanu revealed. Raducanu reveals she gets a great satisfaction after finishing a hard workout.
"The satisfaction I get after putting in a great day of training or a great session," Raducanu admitted. "It makes me very happy, I take great pride in putting in sessions like that because over time it accumulates to great work."
Raducanu is one of the brightest stars in the game as she has been tipped to win multiple Grand Slams and reach the No. 1 ranking. If not a tennis player, Raducanu would probably seek a career in the finance industry. "I would say something in the finance industry, I've always had a keen interest in that.
That would probably be my dream job if I wasn't a tennis player because I quite like numbers, math and traveling," Raducanu revealed.