British tennis player Emma Radocano, 19, has named the Sunday Times Female Athlete of the Year
British tennis sensation Emma Radukano She was awarded the Sunday Times Athletic of the Year award.
Raducanu, who celebrated her 19th birthday earlier this month, made history in September when she became the first qualifier to win a major tournament when she won the US Open.
She sailed through the qualifying rounds in New York to break into the final, where she was defeated CanadaLeila Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam title, plus £1.8 million in prize money.
The first British woman in 44 years to win a singles title at a Grand Slam, she did not drop a set during the tournament.
Jonathan Licht, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “It is more important than ever after the pandemic to celebrate the tremendous progress and achievements in women’s sport.
We’ve seen some amazing moments throughout the year, not just in women’s sports but the contribution of these nominees to sports in general, from the success of The Hundred to the extraordinary story of Emma Raducanu who moved the nation. Sky Sports is pleased to play a part in celebrating these amazing women.
Emma Raducano made history when she became the first qualifier to win a major tournament
The teenager beat Laila Fernandez in New York to take home the trophy and £1.8 million in prize money
The 19th player is back in training this week after enjoying a short vacation
Weightlifting nominees were Emily Campbell, modern pentathlete Kate French, cyclists Laura Kinney and Sarah Storey and boxer Lauren Price.
Previous winners have been Dina Asher-Smith, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elise Christie, Sally Gunnell, Tani Gray Thompson, Dennis Lewis, Damm Kelly Holmes, Zara Tindall, Victoria Pendleton, Kristen Ohurogo and Laura Kinney.
Holly Doyle received the award last year.
Radokano also enjoyed her dream of reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in July before having to withdraw during her round of 16 match against Australian Ajala Tomljanovic after suffering from ‘difficulty breathing’.
Raducanu stars in a £6m Sports Direct Christmas commercial alongside Declan Rice and Jack Grealish
Raducanu is back in training this week after taking a break for the first time in seven years after her impressive season.
The world No. 19 teamed up with new coach Turpin Peltz, who helped Angelique Kerber become world No. 1, after she decided not to extend a short-term partnership with Andrew Richardson after her win in New York.
Raducanu will end her stellar season with an exhibition match against Romania’s Elena Gabriella Ross at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday.
Raducanu will be looking to make a statement after enduring mixed fortunes on the tour since her Grand Slam win, losing early in Indian Wells and being knocked out in the quarter-finals in Romania before being defeated in the first round of the Linz Open by Wang Xiyu. .
Days after winning her first major tournament, she joined the elite A-list at the Met Gala in New York
She will be joined by a number of tennis icons including former Briton Greg Rusdesky, Goran Ivanisevic, Markos Baghdatis and Radek Stepanek.
After the London game, Raducanu will begin her preparations for the Australian Open, which begins on January 17.
Raducanu also made a name for itself with its first Grand Slam win at Flushing Meadows, with brands lining up to offer sponsorship deals and a host of magazines featuring them on the front cover.
Days later she found herself among the elite A-list at the Met Gala in New York – fashion’s biggest night out.
The teen shared some snapshots from her first vacation seven years ago after a breakthrough season
She stepped out to the occasion in a monochromatic diaphragm Chanel costume, complete with pearls draping her waist and Tiffany diamonds in her ears.
Invited personally by Vogue president Anna Wintour, she sat at the $500,000 Chanel table with her celebrity ambassadors — fueling speculation that she would join their ranks as an ambassador.
Meanwhile, the teenager was then revealed as the face of jewelry brand Tiffany and Co in a deal valued at more than £2 million.
Raducanu shared a photo of her on a tropical beach with 2 million followers on Instagram
Emma announced the headline on Instagram, saying: ‘So excited to be joining the tiffanyandco family as a home ambassador. I have had the pleasure of being able to wear these special pieces of jewelry for the past few weeks! ”
And in October, she became the latest celebrity to be announced as an ambassador for couture house Dior.
In this role, the teen will represent the women’s fashion collections Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior, as well as the luxury brand’s skincare and makeup collections.
It is not known how much Emma will pay for her role as an ambassador for Dior.
She also shared a video of her walking through turquoise waters on a water bike
Join the teenage tennis sensation Euro’s heart palpitations Jack Grealish And a group of the most prominent young sports stars in Britain in the advertisement.
Looking sexy in tennis whites, the 18-year-old from Bromley swims in the snow, hitting snowballs with a tennis racket in a massive £6m campaign where she brazenly jokes ‘new balls please’ while being thrown into a snowball fight .
The tennis star has been heralded as a “shepherd’s dream,” and is on her way to becoming the highest-paid sports star of all time.