A new star was born at the US Open. The 18-year-old women’s singles champion Emma Raducanu has half of Chinese ancestry, which has attracted the attention of the Chinese community in the world and expressed her success and outstanding performance. Congratulations and praise.
Raducanu was born in Toronto, Canada. Her father is Romanian and her mother is from Shenyang, China. When she was 2 years old, she moved to the UK with her parents.
After Raduka Numei won the women’s singles championship, Chinese social media followed her all over the world, and some netizens kindly called her the “Northeast Girl”.
After Radu Canu won the women’s singles championship, the organizers of the US Open also published a video of Radu Canu saying thanks in Chinese on the Chinese Weibo account of “US Open”.
Radukanu said in Mandarin Chinese in this video: “Hello everyone, I want to say thank you, I hope you enjoy watching my tennis, I am very happy now.”
In fact, Radukanu has talked about her mixed background in many media interviews in the past, and is not shy about her ethnic origin.
She once said in an interview that her mother and her family have a huge impact on her.
She said, “Their spirits are very strong, as if they will not be overthrown by anything. I was greatly inspired by her.”
“My mother works very hard. I learned a lot from her, including discipline and respect for others.”
Radukanu, who just graduated from high school this summer, said that she used to go to Shenyang with her mother during school holidays and play tennis there. She also likes to watch Taiwanese TV shows.
Raducanu also said that he often goes back to Bucharest, Romania to visit his grandmother, and has fond memories. “I go back several times a year and visit my grandmother. It feels very good. I like the food there.”
“My grandma is good at cooking, very delicious, and I also have a lot of contact with Bucharest.”
Chinese people talk about it
The Chinese media and fans also talked about Radukanu’s Chinese ancestry.
A Weibo user said, “When she was growing up, she often returned to China, and she also admired the Chinese tennis player Li Na. I was so touched.”
Radukanu’s love to watch Taiwanese TV shows has also been enthusiastically discussed by Taiwanese netizens. Netizens have expressed that they hope to know which Taiwanese TV show she likes the most.
Some Taiwanese netizens said that Raducanu looks a lot like Taiwanese artist Rainie Yang, and even nicknamed her “Rainin Yang on the tennis court” or “Rainin Yang in Britain.”
However, some netizens in the Chinese circle reminded not to rush to get in touch with someone just because they are famous and successful. After all, “she is a British and represents the United Kingdom.”
Try multiple sports since childhood
Before focusing on tennis development, Raducanu had been exposed to multiple sports since he was a child.
She also likes motorsports very much. Between the ages of 5 and 8, she often drove karts. At first, she practiced on a bus field and then practiced on a regular track.
In addition, when she was 9 years old, she started riding a cross-country motorcycle.
Although she later focused on the sport of tennis, in private she still finds time to drive go kart or ride a cross-country motorcycle.
In addition, she likes horse riding, tap dancing, golf, skiing and basketball.
Philippines and EcuadoryouMixed Canadian
In addition to Raducanu, this year’s US Open runner-up, 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez (Leylah Fernandez) also has mixed blood.
Fernández’s father is Ecuadorian and his mother is Filipino. Just as the Chinese circle pays attention to Raducanu, Filipino social media is also enthusiastic about Fernández.
However, Fernandez once said in an interview that she did not know much about Filipino culture, but she said that she likes Filipino food.
“I don’t know much about Filipino culture, but I know that my grandpa cooks good dishes. When I go back to Toronto, Canada to see him, he will cook a lot of delicious food, especially Filipino food.”
Her father, Jorge Fernandez, also said, “I am very grateful to the Filipino community for supporting Laila. She has Filipino blood on her body, which is so beautiful.”