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By Taruka Srivastava, Freelance journalist

June 16, 2022 | 2 min read

HSBC has signed a four-year partnership with Emma Raducanu, the current British women’s tennis number one and the reigning US Open champion.

In the partnership launch video, the young tennis star reflects on her childhood days when she was part of the ‘HSBC Road to Wimbledon’ initiative and how it has helped accelerate her career – and how if it wasn’t for Wimbledon, she wouldn’t have been able to play and win the US Open and become the youngest Brit to do so.

She also talked about accompanying her parents to branches of HSBC as a child, which got her interested in finance, and how if she did not play tennis she would have pursued a career in this field.

HSBC is the official banking partner of The Championships, Wimbledon. Initiatives such as Give It Your Max have been beneficiaries of this support, opening up tennis to more children in inner-city schools. The bank has also presented the Mexico Telcel since 2004.

Noel Quinn, HSBC global chief executive, said: “HSBC has had a longstanding relationship with Emma and her family for many years. We’re hugely proud of Emma and what she has already achieved in her professional career. We also believe there are some really great and innovative ways that we can work with her to inspire and educate young people, which is why we’re so pleased to have forged this new long-term partnership.”

Raducanu added: “To partner with HSBC is so natural for me, having grown up playing in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon and having been a customer for many years. If I wasn’t a tennis player, I would definitely want to work in finance, so I’m excited to learn more about the industry in the years to come. We are working on some really cool ideas and I’m particularly looking forward to working on initiatives that help young people such as financial education, but watch this space.”

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