Widely regarded as the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon came back with a bang after a pandemic-induced hiatus last year. There has been no shortage of nail-biting action, with veterans matching up while high-profile guests serve courtside looks. However, no one stole the show quite like Emma Raducanu. Formerly an unknown tennis player ranked No 338 in the world, this 18-year-old wild card hopeful made history as the youngest British woman to reach Wimbledon’s fourth round since 1968. Raducanu naturally captured the hearts of her home crowd – not only with her incredible performance, but also with her winning smile. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emma Raducanu (@emmaraducanu) Heartbreakingly, Raducanu’s fairy tale did not have the happiest ending after she had to withdraw from her highly anticipated match with Australia’s Ajla Tomljanović because of health reasons. Still, there is a lot more to know about this Wimbledon breakout star than what we have witnessed so far on the grass courts. 8 of the sweetest whips in basketball legend LeBron’s epic car collection A multicultural heritage One look at Raducanu’s social media accounts – which have been gaining thousands of followers by the minute – and newly converted fans will spot four significant cities (London, Toronto, Bucharest and Shenyang!) in her bio. Born in Canada to a Romanian father and Chinese mother, the future Wimbledon star and her family moved to the United Kingdom when she was just two years old. Despite her jam-packed schedule as an athlete, Raducanu still finds time to visit her parents’ hometowns in Bucharest and Shenyang. She has even gushed about her paternal grandmother’s cooking and shared how she admires her maternal relatives’ resilience, according to The I. 17 celebrities supporting Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open A high academic achiever Off the court, Raducanu confidently embodies the same grit, hard work and competitive nature. She recently finished high school at the Newstead Wood School in London and completed her A-Level exams in maths and economics. Congratulations Emma! 🎾😭 Amazingly, it's only 2 months since she completed her A levels in maths and economics at @NewsteadWood . She said, "I would say I have high standards of myself. That's helped me get to where I am in terms of tennis and also in terms of school results." https://t.co/ZcVtZFCkoW — Department for Education (@educationgovuk) July 3, 2021 Her former teachers in the selective girls’ grammar school are proud of her professional achievements, according to News Shopper . They even sent her congratulatory emails and sang her praises to the media. The 5 richest UFC fighters in history – ranked She plays other sports too View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emma Raducanu (@emmaraducanu) Although Britain’s newest sports heroine first picked up a racket at just five years old, she has also tried her hand at several other hobbies. Alongside tennis, Raducanu was immersed in table tennis, golf, horseback riding, swimming and go-karting. She also dipped her toes into tap dance and ballet. The 5 richest UFC fighters in history – ranked And she’s a huge Formula One fan Perhaps surprisingly, this British tennis sensation enjoys being on the other side as a spectator too. Having been exposed to motocross in the past, according to The Telegraph , Raducanu developed a soft spot for motorsports. On her social media posts, she has shared how watching Formula One has become a Sunday routine. As for her own driving skills, the young tennis star has been practising during lockdown by taking her parents out for a spin. Who is Carl Nassib, the NFL’s first active player to come out as gay? She binges Taiwanese TV shows Aside from motocross events, Taiwanese programmes also keep Raducanu glued to the television, reports The Guardian . This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given her mum’s roots; Raducanu can also speak Mandarin. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emma Raducanu (@emmaraducanu) Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .