She is preparing to return to court at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open – her first tournament since her historic US Open win last month.
And tennis ace Emma Radukanu got some downtime from training on Monday as she was seen leaving the Trader Joe’s supermarket in Palm Springs, California, with friends.
The 18-year-old kept things casual in a navy polo shirt and white shorts as she captured her phone as she left the store.
There she is: Tennis ace Emma Radukanu had some downtime from training on Monday as she was seen leaving the Trader Joe’s supermarket in Palm Springs, California, with friends.
Emma donned bright turquoise trainers and carried a large red tennis bag on her back, indicating that she was soon going back to training.
The Kent-born sports star appeared to be in good spirits as she took a walk with her teammates, while also grabbing a water bottle.
Amidst her newfound fame, she even stopped to snap a picture with a fan.
Emma is set to face her first tournament since her success at Flushing Meadows, competing at next fortnight’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in California.
Low-key: The 18-year-old kept things casual in a navy polo shirt and white shorts as he grabbed his phone as he left the store
1 Jeremy Bates, who hasn’t renewed her two-month deal with coach Andrew Richardson after the US Open, has turned to former British No 1 Jeremy Bates for coaching expertise for the match.
Jeremy confirmed to SportsMail that he would be assisting Emma with her job as coach of Katie Boulter, and began on the court Saturday with the New York champions.
She and Emma know each other well, as she doubles as the Lawn Tennis Association’s national women’s coach. There is little chance that her arrangement will be anything other than temporary, while she is looking for a more permanent one.
Emma will get a first-round bye, so she won’t play until the end of this week in the California desert at the rescheduled event, which was postponed from its usual date in March.
Sporty: Emma donned bright turquoise trainers and carried a big red tennis bag on her back, indicating she was going back to training soon
Chill: Emma enjoys a moment on her phone as she prepares to get back on the court at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open – her first tournament since her historic US Open win last month
Laughter: The Kent-born sports star appeared to be in good spirits as she took a walk with her teammates
Stocking up: Emma carried a grocery bag after stocking up on supplies
The tennis sensation made sporting history by winning the US Open earlier this month – the first British woman for 44 years to win a major title since Virginia Wade lifted the Wimbledon trophy in 1977.
She is also the first qualifier in history to lift a Grand Slam.
The teenager has been heralded as the ‘sponsor’s dream’, and is poised to become the highest-paid female sports star of all time.
It was also reported that he laid the groundwork for his potential earnings at the age of 17, registering Harbor 6 Ltd to manage his finances.
It recently emerged, with Emma trademarking her name within hours of her US Open victory in her first move to becoming the ‘first billion dollar sports woman’.
Downtime: Emma is set to face her first tournament after her success at Flushing Meadows, competing at next fortnight’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in California.
As The Sun reports, UK lawyer Anthony Brearley applied for protection of the words ‘Emma Radukanu’, ‘Emma’ and ‘Radukanu’ shortly after the 18-year-old’s victory.
The 18-year-old defeated Leyla Fernandez 6-4 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium to become Great Britain’s first female Grand Slam winner in 44 years.
This was only Emma’s second appearance in a Major and the number 23 New World made headlines around the world, appearing on various TV channels in the United States and also…