Emma Raducanu: If I wasn't a tennis player, I would have worked in finance
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Emma Raducanu revealed that if she wasn't a tennis player she would have worked in finance. Raducanu, 20, reached the 2021 Wimbledon round-of-16 in her first Grand Slam tournament played, while she became a Grand Slam champion in her second Major tournament at the 2021 US Open.
Raducanu started her career in an unbelievable way and now she is regarded as the most promising young British female player. “I would love to have been a racing driver but I think realistically if I wasn’t a tennis player I would have worked in finance.
I like working with numbers and studied maths and economics for my A Levels so I would probably have continued down that path," Raducanu told the Porsche website.
Raducanu on the sacrifices she makes as a tennis player
Last year, Raducanu had her first full season on the WTA Tour.
Being a full-time professional tennis player means being away from home for long periods over the calendar year. But Raducanu is trying to look at it on the positive side as this way she gets to travel all around the world.
“There are certainly sacrifices you make being on the pro tour, but I think there are sacrifices you need to make in any profession if you want to be successful. Being away from home is one of ours, but at the same time it’s an opportunity to see the world," Raducanu said.
Meanwhile, Raducanu last played at the Australian Open. After suffering an ankle sprain at the ASB Classic in Auckland, Raducanu managed to put herself in a position to compete at the Australian Open. In Melbourne, Raducanu defeated Tamara Korpatsch in the first round before suffering a straight-set defeat against Cori Gauff in her next match.
After concluding her Australian Open run, Raducanu said just being able to compete at the Australian Open was a success considering what happened in Auckland.