Emma Raducanu tells how her life has changed in the space of 12 months.

US Open 2021 champion Emma Raducanu has gone from unknown youngster to tennis superstar in just 12 months. In Madrid, Raducanu took a moment to reflect on how she has changed her life in the space of 12 months.

A year ago, Raducanu was an ordinary 18-year-old girl taking an exam and thinking about which university she should attend. Twelve months later, Raducanu is a tennis star, on his way to winning several Grand Slam tournaments and one day reaching the number one spot in the world.

“It’s funny because I was on my phone and I looked at it and it sent back memories from a year ago today: I took my last math test,” Raducanu was quoted as saying by Tennis365.

I thought about it and thought, “My God, 365 days ago I was sitting in an exam room taking my third exam.” Raducanu went to the training ground after the examination of him.

“That afternoon, after my morning exam, I went to hit some balls because I had to prepare very quickly for the grass season,” Raducanu revealed.

“I hadn’t played tennis in two months. I thought, ‘Wow, I’ve got a few weeks to get fit and play my first WTA in Nottingham.’ The Wimbledon organizers recognized Raducanu’s potential and awarded him a wildcard to the championship.

Emma Raducanu achieved a historic feat

Raducanu made her first notable appearance at Wimbledon last year, where she reached the round of 16 before being eliminated by Ajla Tomljanovic.

Two months later, Raducanu won a total of 10 matches at the US Open to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam. Raducanu has not had an ideal 2022 season, but it should be noted that she is playing her first full season on the WTA Tour.

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