Tennis sensation Emma Radukanu is on her way to becoming a £1 billion athlete after lawyers rush to register her with the trademark chiefs.
She has applied for protection in the UK with the words “Emma Radukanu”, “Emma” and “Radukanu” – paving the way for her own lines of cosmetics, perfumes, clothing and footwear.
The 18-year-old Brit with a Romanian father and a Chinese mother took the sporting world by storm with a record-breaking US Open win on Saturday.
This netted him £1.8 million in prize money alone. A long career leading up to the Grand Slam would be worth £100 million in prizes.
Advertisers’ dream could shatter Roger Federer’s £215million ten-year sponsorship deal with fashion brand Uniqlo. Other tie-ups, such as a robbed Tiffany deal in China, can draw in an annual £20million in one go.
Wise investing could then earn Emma, who received an A-level in economics and visited the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, topping 15 percent.
The teenager from Bromley, south east London, said: “Going to the trading floor was the one spot on my bucket list that I had to see before I left. Both my parents were into finance and I definitely want to know more about the business side of things. “
Several players, including Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, have amassed more than £1 billion, but Emma will be the first woman.
It established its first limited company, Harbor 6, last year. Her new applications were filed by UK lawyer Anthony Brearley within hours of winning the US Open.
Emma, also pictured yesterday with Olympic diver Tom Daly, may play at the Transylvania Open in Cluj, Romania, next month – and visit her grandmother in nearby Bucharest.
His grain, on condition of anonymity, said: “I will make mince in cabbage leaves. It’s his favorite.”