EMMA Raducanu ‘plans to study at Cambridge’ after being offered a place at the prestigious university, according to her grandmother.
As if attending Monday’s Wimbledon wasn’t honor enough, the 19-year-old tennis star has his sights set on the old university to study economics.
Tennis’s newest it-girl earned a star-studded high school diploma in math and economics last summer, just weeks before claiming a historic win at the US Open.
Now Cambridge is reportedly ready to “be welcome [her] anytime” as soon as their schedule allows.
Emma mentioned the college offer to her grandmother on one of her twice-weekly video calls shortly after her legendary US Open win.
Speaking to the Daily Mail from her home in Bucharest, Romania, grandma Niculina Raducanu said: “I know she wants to go to university to study economics as soon as she has the time.
“Cambridge University gave her the opportunity to take courses there. They said she was welcome anytime.”
The teenage sports star’s prize money and stunning sponsorship deals with luxury brands like Dior and Tiffany mean her value is estimated at up to £10million.
But her grandmother firmly believes that Emma must also value her education.
The 89-year-old retired primary school teacher told the Mail: ‘It is my wish that she continues her education but it is her wish too.
“She will do both tennis and university – but she has to be strong to do both.
“Emma has always divided her life between practice and school. She plans to fulfill her university offer as soon as possible.
“Money comes and goes, but education will never go away.”
A spokesman for Cambridge University declined to confirm last week whether it has officially offered her a place.
The youngster scared fans ahead of the world’s oldest tennis tournament at Wimbledon on Monday but is still on track to play.
In early June, she suffered a side strain in the first round of the Nottingham Open that required lengthy on-court medical treatment.
In the end, Emma retired after just seven games and has not played a full match on grass since her elimination from Wimbledon’s fourth round last year.
To make matters worse, Britain’s golden girl failed to show up to an assigned training pitch under the No 1 Court umbrella this afternoon.
The 19-year-old had to face two-time Slam champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain for 45 minutes this afternoon.
But Emma’s team informed officials late that she would not be going into an arena where the world’s media and photography awaited.
Despite the lavish offers, the teen’s agent insisted she didn’t let her extrajudicial obligations distract her and had in fact turned down “millions” in sponsorship deals.
After her fairytale triumph last September, an influx of global brands desperately approached her, asking for big bucks to become their figurehead.
Her multi-million dollar deals include Vodafone, Porshe and HSBC — as well as the aforementioned Dior and Tiffany.
The fans are looking forward to the British number one again on Monday, even if former professionals have their doubts.
Pam Shriver, who has won five Wimbledon women’s doubles titles, believes the injury and unsettled coaching situation mean a deep run at Wimbledon is unlikely.
Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon 2022
Emma has a difficult first round against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck, who is ranked No. 46 in the world on Monday.
If all goes well, she could play in the second round against Japanese-born Yuriko Miyazaki, who defected to Britain this year.
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