Emma Raducanu jokes she only wanted to win enough to replace £109 Airpods before banking £1.8MILLION US Open cheque
EMMA RADUCANU joked her unique US Open aim was to win enough cash to replace her misplaced AIRPODS.
And the British teenager, 18, will certainly have the option to afford the £109 gadget after taking dwelling £1.8MILLION for profitable the event.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, Raducanu mentioned: “There’s a working joke in my workforce as a result of before my first-round qualifying match I misplaced my Airpods.
“I used to be principally working across the altering rooms three minutes before my name to go on attempting to discover it.
“But I misplaced it and I used to be considering to myself, ‘You know what, should you win this match you possibly can by your self a pair of Airpods.’
“And that’s become the running joke!”
Raducanu secured her maiden US Open title and TENTH win of the event with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in opposition to Leylah Fernandez.
She is the primary qualifier – male of feminine – to win a Grand Slam Singles title and the tenth youngest main winner within the historical past of the sport.
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And she can now use her prize cash to purchase herself 16,513 pairs of Airpods, though SunSport understands she is NOT planning on doing that.
The US Open money is Raducanu’s second massive pay day after taking dwelling £181,000 for reaching the second week of Wimbledon.
Some expect the teen to earn a minimum of £150MILLION throughout her blossoming profession thanks to prize cash and numerous endorsements.
Talent agent Jonathan Shalit has revealed: “I have already got her down to grow to be the primary £150million British feminine sports star.
“And she could be the biggest female sports star in the world.”