Emma Raducanu's fortune went from £44 to £12 million following US Open win

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Emma Raducanu's fortune went from £44 to £12 million following US Open win

British tennis star Emma Raducanu had just £44 in her company account before her astonishing US Open run made her a £12 million fortune, according to a report from the Daily Mail. Raducanu, 19, put up a stunning run at the US Open to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.

Since her US Open triumph, Raducanu has signed a number of lucrative endorsement deals. Raducanu is now the leading face of Nike, Dior, Tiffany, Evian, Wilson, Porsche, Vodafone and British Airways. “Accounts for Emma Raducanu’s company, Harbour 6 limited, show she had total assets of £55,682 but owed creditors £54,88, leaving her with around £795,” read the Daily Mail report.

“A further £750 was subtracted as ‘provision for liabilities’ leaving her with £44. “The accounts show how vertiginous her rise has been; she’s come from barely making any money to winning £1.8 million in prize money at the US Open and then signing big money endorsement deals with companies including Porsche, Evian and Dior”.

Raducanu hit back at criticism

Raducanu hasn't had any notable runs since her US Open victory. Critics are quick to point out at Raducanu's endorsement deals as some have accused her of not being fully committed to the game anymore.

Raducanu thinks those claims are a complete nonsense. “Maybe you just see, on the news or on social media, me signing this or that deal and I feel like it’s quite misleading because I’m doing five, six hours a day (of training), I’m at the club for 12 hours a day,” Raducanu told The Telegraph.

“But I throw out one post in the car on the way to practice and all of a sudden it’s ‘I don’t focus on tennis’. “I think that it is unfair but it’s something I have learned to deal with and become a bit more insensitive to the outside noise.

“I feel like my days [with sponsors] are pretty limited. I’m not doing crazy days. I’m doing three, four days every quarter, so it’s really not that much”.