Emma Raducanu lifts lid on her massive gesture to LTA after winning US Open

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Emma Raducanu has revealed where she keeps her US Open trophy – and it is not at home in Bromley.

The British No.1 recorded her second victory since her New York triumph at the Transylvania Open today.

She beat Romanian world No.106 Ana Bogdan 6-3 6-4 in 90 minutes to reach the quarter-finals.

The trilingual star conducted some of her post-match interview in Romanian.

But when asked where her US Open trophy is stored, she said: “We have stored it at the National Tennis Centre in London. It is not at home.

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“If you want to see it, it is at the NTC. Why? I just thought that the LTA have done so much for me.

“I just wanted them to have it as a sign and a big thank you for everything they have done to help me through the young ages.

“They have played a huge role in my development.”

Raducanu, 18, is supported by the LTA Pro Scholarship Programme which helps with coaching and travel costs.

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The teenager attended the Met Gala in New York and then the London premier of James Bond film No Time To Die.

“He (Daniel Craig) is a very cool guy,” she said.

“He pulled off his pink velvet suit impeccably but I wasn’t close. I was so honoured to be able to wear a Dior gown and attend my first premier in it.

“It was a fun experience but I am just trying to get out on the court and practice and improve. The court is where I really focus on my trade and really improve.”

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