The 18-year-old was born in Canada to a Romanian father and Chinese mother

British wildcard Emma Raducanu has beaten Marketa Vondrousova to reach the third round of Wimbledon.

The 18-year-old beat the former French Open finalist in straight sets 6-2 6-4.

Raducanu, who finished her A-levels two months ago, was born in Canada to a Romanian father and Chinese mother.

“Just to be able to be at the championships, I feel like I’m on a holiday,” she said. “It’s unbelievable. I just want to stay here for as long as I can.”

Wimbledon 2021 marks Raducanu’s Grand Slam debut. She is ranked 338th in the world and will next face Sorana Cirstea.

Raducanu defeated Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko in the first round on Wednesday, before beating Czech world number 41 Vondrousova.

She is also the youngest British woman to reach the Wimbledon third round since Elena Baltacha did in 2002.

“I think from a young age, my parents always drilled into me that my attitude was the most important thing, and it’s either going to make or break my career,” she told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Now I’m the one who is leading that and I find that’s the best way I cope with those pressured situations.”

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