British tennis has a new star

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From sitting exams in maths and economics at school a few months ago to a fairy-tale run at Wimbledon on her main draw debut, British teenager Emma Raducanu is on the road to stellar tennis superstardom.

A first-round victory over Vitalia Diatchenko caught the eyes of many, but it was her win in the second-round where fans soon begun to take notice.

The world No 338, who is still only 18-years-old, beat Romanian world No 44 Sorana Cirstea this afternoon at Wimbledon with a very impressive 6-3, 7-5 win. The crowd pleasing teenager from London is now through to the second week.

Emma becomes just the fourth British teenager to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon in the Open Era, joining Glynis Coles (1973), Deborah Jevans (1979), and Laura Robson (2013).

Her triumph means she will now pocket at least £181,000 from Wimbledon — not bad, given her career earnings in tennis totalled just £28,000 until today.

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