🏆 Emma Raducanu began the #USOpen as a self-effacing London schoolgirl chancing her arm in qualifying, and she ended it the belle of the ball, giving a winner’s interview in her finest evening wear.

@oliverbrown_tel gives us an insight into her world 👇
🎾From sitting her maths and economics A-levels in Bromley to finding her name lit up across New York.

It is, in every sense, the road less travelled.

🗣️"It’s crazy to think that three months ago, I was in an exam hall. Now I’m on the biggest court in the world,” she said Image
🧠"She is the type of teenage polymath who can make everybody else feel inadequate" writes @oliverbrown_tel

For all that Raducanu amazed on the court, her performances in the hours that followed were equally eye-catching
🇨🇳At one stage, Emma conveyed a message of gratitude to the people of Shenyang, the northeastern Chinese city from where her mother Renee originates.

Plus, she did it all in fluent Mandarin Image
From an A* in maths to a million followers on social media: life moves fast in Raducanu’s world.

💸But as she was handed her oversized cheque on the podium, she turned back to the team, nonplussed as to what she was supposed to do with it Image
“Before my first-round qualifying match, I lost my AirPods three minutes before I was called to court...

🎧"I have been telling myself before each match, ‘If you win, you can buy yourself another pair of AirPods.’" she said
🎾Raducanu could not wait to escape her championship bubble and head into the Big Apple.

"I want to check out Wall Street, the Twin Towers memorial. We have a lot of good recommendations for food spots, too, so I’m going to try to hit up as many as I can in one day.” Image
"Emma Raducanu has mapped out here in New York the most extraordinary way to win, combining courage with a humility, grace and style that suggest she is surely built to last"

Read more from @oliverbrown_tel ⤵️

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