Emma Raducanu says she's 'a normal teenager' as she explains what parents pull her up on

Normal is not a word being used to describe Emma Raducanu at the moment. The British teenager has the world at her feet following her sensational US Open success, where she became the first qualifier in history to win a Grand Slam. Victory over Leylah Fernandez at Flushing Meadows also made her the first British female winner of a Slam since Virginia Wade triumphed at Wimbledon in 1977.

Since her remarkable run at Flushing Meadows, invites have not been hard to come by, and on Monday she attended the prestigious Met Gala in New York.

However, it seems the 18-year-old is not about to let things go to head. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, she revealed she was guilty of the same bad habits that many a teenager can associate with.

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“I’m not the most organised so I need to work on that. I need to work on tidying up and unpacking – I seem to live out of a suitcase even three weeks after a trip,” she said.

When asked what parents Ian and Renee get most frustrated with her for, Raducanu replied: “Taking my dishes after I eat – just the usual stuff, I’m honestly just like every other teenager!”

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© GETTY Emma Raducanu is still on cloud nine after her US Open triumph

Sure enough, while the US Open win propelled Raducanu 127 places up the rankings to world No 23, earned her a £1.8m prize money cheque, and seen her reach newfound levels of stardom, the teenager has remained humble in the media.

She admitted that making her parents proud, not a simple task it seems, was one of the most pleasing aspects of her fairytale fortnight. However, the celebrations when she returned to the family home in Kent were understated.

“I mean my parents are probably (giving me) tough love and at the time I am probably not as grateful as in hindsight, but they just gave me a hug when I got back – nothing crazy.

“There was no big celebration. My mum made some really good homemade dumplings but there was nothing crazy or over the top. I think they are just staying discreet.”


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Raducanu’s mother and father were born in China and Romania respectively, before moving to live in Canada. The family came over to the UK when Raducanu was two-years-old, and it was a further three years before she picked up a tennis racquet.

Covid restrictions meant her parents were unable to travel to New York for the US Open, but they watched intently at home throughout and on Thursday morning, upon her arrival home, Ian told reporters: “I am so happy. I am very proud of her.”

During her chat with BBC presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt, Raducanu was mischievously asked a question from a viewer, enquiring what she’d be spending her money on?

© GETTY Raducanu has remained humble despite her heroics

Raucanu smiled as she replied: “I will just leave that to my parents and my team, to be honest. I am just focusing on what I love to do which is competing and they can take care of that.”

Munchetty also asked her in jest to clarify if she had replaced her wireless headphones, which Raducanu initially said would be first item on her shopping list post-Flushing Meadows.

The host asked: “I was wondering if you picked some up when doing a bit of shopping in New York?”

The British star answered: “No I haven’t gone shopping yet. I lost them for sure and I am hoping to replace them sometime.”

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