Emma Raducanu stunned the world when she won the 2021 US Open’s women’s singles—a historic win that instantly made her one of tennis’ biggest stars. The athlete, who was 18 at the time, became the first British female Grand Slam champion since Virginia Wade’s 1977 win at the Wimbledon Championships.
Outside the tennis court, Raducanu, who is based in the UK and of Chinese and Romanian descent, has been making strides in the fashion world. Her surprise attendance at the Met Gala last year impressed style watchers, and in the same month, she became an ambassador for Tiffany & Co. She was also appointed an ambassador by Dior. This year, she is fronting the brand’s new La Mousse Off/On cleanser line as well as its womenswear collections.
With a beauty ambassadorship under her belt, the rising star tells us about her skincare routine—plus what life is like for an athlete on the road, and her message for young fans.
What’s a typical day like for you?
I am usually training. [A day] typically includes six hours of training, made up of tennis and physical work. When travelling for tennis or on days off, I love to go out and explore the countries I am in, immersing myself in the culture and trying out the food. For me, it’s very important to start the day with a good breakfast—I like to take my time and enjoy this part of the day.
Tell us about your skincare routine.
I always make sure to keep my skin hydrated. I use a moisturiser every morning, particularly when travelling a lot. I also use Dior Addict Lip Glow every day.