US Open: Emma Raducanu – the important thing information about Britain’s Grand Slam winner

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam final in 44 years

Teenage prodigy Emma Raducanu won her maiden Grand Slam title fewer than three months on from her wildcard entry to Wimbledon as the world number 338.

The 18-year-old became the first British woman to win a major since Virginia Wade in 1977 when she defeated Canadian 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez in the first all-teen US Open final since 1999.

Here are a few things you may not know about Britain’s rising star.

She’s a bit of a petrolhead

Raducanu loves her motorsport.

Between the ages of five and eight, she used to do go-karting, starting out in a bus garage in Streatham before moving on to a proper track – and from the age of nine, she also did motocross.

In her spare time, she still likes to dabble in both go-karting and motocross – although it feels as if she might struggle to find the time for too much of them after her rise to stardom.

Her wide variety of sporting interests also extend to horse riding, tap…