• September 27, 2021

Exclusive: Emma Raducanu set to claim at least £490,000 in prize money for brilliant US Open run and that could jump to nearly £2m if she wins Grand Slam

 Exclusive: Emma Raducanu set to claim at least £490,000 in prize money for brilliant US Open run and that could jump to nearly £2m if she wins Grand Slam


Emma Raducanu has been magnificent en route to the US Open semi-final, and she is set for a serious prize money windfall whatever the outcome.

The 18-year-old British tennis sensation made the last four of the Grand Slam without dropping a set.

Raducanu is just 18 but will be playing in her first Grand Slam semi-final

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Raducanu is just 18 but will be playing in her first Grand Slam semi-final

Standing in her way of a place in the final is Maria Sakkeri, with the match set to take place in the early hours of Friday morning.

Raducanu stunned many with her run to the semi-final and she has been tipped to have a great career in the sport.

She will also have earned a significant share of the huge prize money on offer to the players at Flushing Meadows.

The players who reach the last four, in both the men’s and women’s draw, get $675,000 (£490,000).

If she makes the final, that will jump to $1.25million (£900,000). The winner of the tournament can expect to collect $2.5million (£1.8million).

Raducanu is yet to drop a set at the US Open

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Raducanu is yet to drop a set at the US Open

The hype around Raducanu is growing with every match she plays and she has gained plenty of fans both in the UK and in America.

Former British number one Annabel Croft told talkSPORT: “I understand why people want everyone to be a little cautious because sometimes a player can break through like this and the pressure can really get on top of them and be really overwhelming and it gets too much.

“We are also very right to be as excited as we are about her because she is a very, very special talent. She ticks all of the boxes.

“It’s not just about having the techniques and tactics on the court, the athletic ability, but it is also having that strength of mind as well.

Raducanu is tipped to be a Grand Slam winner

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Raducanu is tipped to be a Grand Slam winner

“The ability as well to walk out onto a grand stage like Arthur Ashe Stadium, which has 20,000 plus people in the arena and she seems to be able to flourish in those extreme pressurised situations.

“I can understand why people want to be cautious, but they are also right to be excited by someone this special.”

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