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Emma Raducanu Reveals First Thing She Wants To Buy With £1.8m Winnings

Emma Raducanu
Credit: @emmaraducanu/Instagram

Emma Raducanu has revealed the first thing she will buy with her £1.8million pay-check from the US Open is a pair of Airpods. 

The 18-year-old tennis champion is the first British woman to win a major singles title at the competition in over 50 years. 

She told ESPN: “There’s a running joke in my team because before my first-round qualifying match I lost my AirPods and I was basically running around the changing room like three minutes before my call to go on trying to find it but I lost it.” 

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“I was thinking to myself, ‘You know what, if you win this match you can buy yourself a pair of AirPods’ and that’s become the running joke!”

The teenager, from Bromley, was asked how her life will change thanks to her victory at a post-match press conference

She said: “I haven’t thought of any of that, to be honest. After the match, I just showered, same routines as always.

“I’m not even thinking about, like, when I’m going home. I have no idea when I’m going home. I have no idea what I’m doing tomorrow. I’m just really trying to embrace the moment, really take it all in.”

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Emma Raducanu
The teenager revealed what her first post-winnings purchase will be. Credit: @emmaraducanu/Instagram

“I definitely think it’s the time to just switch off from any future thoughts or any plans, any schedule. I’ve got absolutely no clue. Right now, no care in the world, I’m just loving life.” 

The young woman is the first-ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam without dropping a single set across her 10 matches and three weeks at the competition at Flushing Meadows in New York.

After beating her opponent Leylah Annie Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 in the final match, the young sports star heaped praise on her team.

She said: “I think today we just really need to just shut out from everything, just enjoy it as a team, because it was a team effort.

“I didn’t get here by myself at all. Every single person that’s here with me has helped me along the way and played a huge part.”

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