Raducanu was ranked No. 150 heading into the US Open.

If anyone in tennis knows a thing or two about a rising stock right now, it’s Emma Raducanu.

For one, the 18-year-old was raised by two parents working in the finance sector. That inspired her “keen interest” in the field. As for personal experience? Raducanu has vaulted 315 spots in the rankings since the start of Wimbledon.

After becoming the first qualifier in tennis history to win a major tournament with her stunning US Open run, Raducanu made sure to hit up one iconic location ahead of her return home: the New York Stock Exchange.

“I am on Cloud 9 but so excited to be here on New York Stock Exchange.” Raducanu told Wilfred Frost on CNBC’s Closing Bell. “It’s the one place on my bucket list I had to check out before leaving New York. I’m just so grateful to everyone who made this possible.

“It’s something that I’ve been studying at school in my A-levels. To see it live is just incredible.”


Raducanu’s visit to Manhattan’s Financial District followed a whirlwind post-victory tour that included appearances on Good Morning America and the Today Show, and an exclusive invitation from Chanel to attend the Met Gala. Even with the jammed-packed schedule of events, the smile could not be wiped off the London resident’s face when reflecting about her opportunity to get a taste of the Big Apple she always hoped to see.

“New York is such an exciting city with so much personality and character. Wall Street is just incredible,” Raducanu said. “I’ve dreamed of coming here. The bustle, the busyness, I love it.”

It’s unclear when the newly-minted world No. 23 will play her next tournament, although a wild card offer from Indian Wells is a safe option.