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Emma Raducanu jokes she only wanted to win enough money to replace her lost £109 Airpods

Emma Raducanu jokes she only wanted to win enough money to replace the £109 Airpods she lost in her dressing room… earlier than bagging an enormous £1.8m prize cheque in her unbelievable US Open victory!

  • Emma Raducanu joked the very first thing she will purchase is a brand new pair of Airpods 
  • The 18-year-old lost her headphones earlier than her first-round qualifying match 
  • She picked up £1.8million in prize money after beating Leylah Fernandez
  • But {the teenager} stated her first aim was to win enough to replace her Airpods 











US Open champion Emma Raducanu has joked how her first aim on the Grand Slam was to win enough money to replace her lost Airpods.

The 18-year-old grew to become the primary ever qualifier to win the competitors at Flushing Meadows, with her victory over Leylah Fernandez incomes her an enormous £1.8million in prize money. 

But making a giant dent in that pay cheque was removed from Raducanu’s ideas after the match.

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has joked how her first aim on the Grand Slam was to win enough money to replace her lost Airpods

The British teenager joked changing her Airpods had develop into a operating joke with her workforce

‘There’s a operating joke in my workforce as a result of earlier than my first-round qualifying match I lost my Airpods,’ she informed ESPN.

‘I used to be principally operating across the altering rooms three minutes earlier than my name to go on attempting to discover it however I lost it and I used to be pondering to myself “you know what, if you win this match you can by yourself a pair of Airpods and that’s become the running joke!’

The headphones, made by Apple, retail for around £109.

Raducanu is now tipped to earn up to £100m from sponsorship deals, is favourite to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year and may even be honoured by the Queen. 

Lucrative deals with Nike and racket manufacturers Wilson have already earned her a £1m fortune but that figure will be dwarfed by her future earnings. 

Raducanu's team celebrate her win over Leylah Fernandez at Flushing Meadows on Saturday

Raducanu’s team celebrate her win over Leylah Fernandez at Flushing Meadows on Saturday

Heading into Wimbledon, Raducanu had picked up less than £30,000 in prize money but her run to the semi-finals saw her earn £181,000. 

She only made her WTA Tour debut at the Nottingham Open in June, losing to compatriot Harriet Dart in the first round. 

Raducanu ended a 44-year wait for a British female individual Grand Slam winner in just her second ever major.

The teenager said she hasn’t thought about how her life will change following her stunning victory.

‘‘I’m not even thinking about, like, when I’m going home. I have no idea when I’m going home. 

‘I have no idea what I’m doing tomorrow. I’m just really trying to embrace the moment, really take it all in.

The 18-year-old's first Grand Slam victory earned her a huge £1.8million in prize money

The 18-year-old’s first Grand Slam victory earned her a huge £1.8million in prize money

‘I definitely think it’s the time to just switch off from any future thoughts or any plans, any schedule. I’ve got absolutely no clue. Right now, no care in the world, I’m just loving life.

‘I still haven’t checked my phone! I have absolutely no idea what’s going on outside of the little world that we’re in here. We’ve just been in the quiet room, just enjoying the moment, taking it all in.

‘I think today we just really need to just shut out from everything, just enjoy it as a team, because it was a team effort. I didn’t get here by myself at all. 

‘Every single person who’s right here with me has helped me alongside the way in which and performed an enormous half.’

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