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Can maths help you be number one in sports? Raducanu may have the answer

Sport and maths are very different activities, but some aspects of the mindset required to be successful in maths or sport can certainly help you to achieve success in the other.

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Emma Raducanu with her US Open trophy | Photo: Twitter

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Following her triumph in the recent US Open tennis tournament, Emma Raducanu was interviewed by Chinese media outlet CGTN and revealed that maths was her favourite subject at school. Raducanu told the interviewer she was “a numbers person” and really enjoyed the problem-solving aspect. The tennis player, who recently received an A* at A-level, said she loved working on maths puzzles which, she said, gave her a thrill to solve.
 
Her passion for maths follows in the footsteps of Britain’s last US Open winner in the women’s singles, Virginia Wade. Wade is also a keen mathematician, picking up

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First Published: Oct 07 2021 | 1:16 PM IST

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