Emma Raducanu parents: Meet Ion Răducanu and Renee Zhai

Emma Raducanu parents: Meet Ion Răducanu and Renee Zhai

Emma Raducanu MBE is a British professional tennis player. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 11 by the Women’s Tennis Association on 25 April 2022, and is the current British No. 1.

Emma Raducanu parents

Meet Ion Răducanu and Renee Zhai

Ion Raducanu, Emma Raducanu’s father, is from Bucharest, Romania, and Renee Zhai, Emma Raducanu’s mother, is from Shenyang, China.

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They now live in Bromley, Greater London, where Raducanu began playing tennis at the age of five.Her father pushed Raducanu to engage in a variety of pastimes, such as ballet, swimming, horseback riding, golf, and skiing. But she chose to make tennis her career.

Meet Ion Răducanu and Renee Zhai
Meet Ion Răducanu and Renee Zhai

She has said that her parents “both came from very academic families… communist countries so education was kind of their only option”. Both of her parents work in the finance sector.

The family moved to England when she was two years old, and she holds both British and Canadian citizenship