Emma Raducanu to play at Champions Tennis this week

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Emma Raducanu to play at Champions Tennis this week

World No. 19 Emma Raducanu will be in action at Champions Tennis this week at the Royal Albert Hall. Raducanu, who captured her maiden Grand Slam title this past September at the US Open, is looking forward to playing at Champions tennis.

Champions Tennis is set to run through November 25-28 and Raducanu revealed she attended the event as a young kid. "So excited to be playing in front of a home crowd this weekend at Champions Tennis, an event I would go to watch as a young kid," Raducanu announced in a Twitter post.

Raducanu's US Open victory surprised Jo Durie

British tennis legend Durie said she knew Raducanu was talented but she didn't believe she would win the US Open. "It really has had an impact on a lot of people.

She is so engaging as a character, easy to watch as she is such a great player and it really has inspired a lot of people and given our game a massive boost," Durie explained. “What I saw in Emma in recent years is someone who I knew was going to be very good, but to win a Grand Slam like that, no I didn’t see that happening."

Raducanu won a Grand Slam title before she captured her first WTA Tour win. “This was someone who didn’t play much at the start of this year, had not even played a match on the WTA Tour and then she played in the manner she did at Wimbledon before we all saw what happened at the US Open,” Durie remarked.

“That was not on anyone’s radar, but we can all see the talent there. She works hard, is eager to learn, has a great temperament, so let’s celebrate her success. It’s fantastic for Emma and everyone involved in British tennis."