Wimbledon 2021: British wildcard Emma Raducanu, 18, beats Marketa Vondrousova to achieve third spherical

Emma Raducanu


Emma Raducanu will pocket £115,000 for reaching the third round
Venue: All England Club Dates: 28 June-11 July
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Eighteen-year-old British wildcard Emma Raducanu stunned former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets to reach the Wimbledon third round.

Raducanu, who finished her A-Levels two months ago, won 6-2 6-4.

Ranked 338th in the world, she will next face Sorana Cirstea after the Romanian defeated Victoria Azarenka.

Raducanu is making her Grand Slam debut, having only made her maiden appearance on the WTA Tour in June.

But she has been touted as the future of British women’s tennis, earning a Fed Cup call-up earlier in the year, and continues as the only female Briton remaining in the Wimbledon singles draw.

She will pocket £115,000 for reaching the third round – around four times her career earnings to date of $39,558…