‘I haven’t seen it’ – Emma Raducanu yet to see US Open trophy since final
US Open champion Emma Raducanu revealed she hasn’t seen her trophy since lifting the title at Flushing Meadows almost two months ago.
The British sensation stunned the tennis world with her remarkable and history-making title win in New York earlier this year, as she became the first qualifier ever to win a major.
Since then, the 18-year-old has recorded her first and second WTA Tour victories in her father’s home country of Romania, with wins over Polona Hercog and Ana Bogdan respectively.
Speaking during her on-court interview, the Brit admitted that she presented her trophy to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) as a ‘token of appreciation’ to thank them for their role in her development.
“I just thought the LTA had done so much for me and I just wanted them to have it as a sign for everything they had done for me through the young ages. They played a huge role in my development so it’s a little gift,” the British number one said.
“I haven’t actually seen it. I got it shipped straight to the NTC so I can’t wait to go. I don’t know if it’s there right now, but that’s the address,” Raducanu later added during her press conference.
“I just thought it was a nice gift and a nice moment. I think they’ve (LTA) done a lot for me so it was just a token of appreciation. A special one.”
The teenager confessed that she is not yet the finished product and hopes to work on the physical side of her game in order to be able to compete regularly on the WTA Tour.
“I just need to be playing matches week in, week out, back-to-back, and trying to maintain the same level physically,” she said.
“That’s something I’m going to focus on in this off-season and it’s going to develop the more weeks that I play on court.”
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