Dreams sometimes do come true. Emma Raducanu is a young tennis player who, at 18 years of age, is already on many people’s lips.
The Briton was given a wildcard into the women’s singles draw at Wimbledon and she made the most of that opportunity.
Before this tournament, she was practically an unknown, but that did not stop her from showing her talent and making her way to the fourth round of Wimbledon.
Moreover, it is worth noting that she did it leaving in the way important tennis players like Sorana Cirstea and the former Ronald Garros finalist Marketa Vondruosova.
An injury forced her to withdraw from her fourth round match against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic, but that didn’t ruin the fairy tale for this sixth-form student from Kent.
The world number 338 made history: she became the youngest British female to reach the second week of Wimbledon in over 60 years (since Christine Truman in 1959).
Things have not been easy for her: over the last year she has had to juggle her matches and training with revision for her A-level exams in maths and economics.
To this responsibility, she will have to add the pressure of her budding fame, although she herself assures us that her parents keep her grounded and focused on her studies.