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Emma Raducanu hopes bringing the US Open trophy to schools will inspire the next generation

The teenager became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu hopes that delivering her 2021 US Open trophy to schools across the country can help inspire the next generation. As part of the Lawn Tennis Association's youth schools programme, the Emma Raducanu Trophy Tour will start in Tower Hamlets, London on May 9 and visit schools in all regions before concluding in Edinburgh at the end of the week. Britain's number one Raducanu recorded a special video message for the students, who will also come onto the court for a tennis lesson held by an LTA youth coach. Students and staff will have the opportunity to be photographed with the trophy Raducanu won as an 18-year-old qualifier in September 2021 in New York. "I'm delighted to be working with the LTA to win my US Open trophy while touring around the country," said Raducanu, who became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years. “All of the schools we receive the trophy for have played tennis as part of the LTA youth school program. "I hope the trophy inspires her to continue her tennis journey both in and out of school." LTA Chief Executive Scott Lloyd said, "We are excited to bring Emma's 2021 US Open trophy to school children across the country.

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Emma Raducanu hopes bringing the US Open trophy to schools will inspire the next generation

Emma Raducanu hopes that delivering her 2021 US Open trophy to schools across the country can help inspire the next generation. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu hopes that delivering her 2021 US Open trophy to schools across the country can help inspire the next generation. As part of the Lawn Tennis Association's youth schools programme, the Emma Raducanu Trophy Tour will start in Tower Hamlets, London on May 9 and visit schools in all regions before concluding in Edinburgh at the end of the week. British number one Raducanu from Bromley recorded a special video message for the students, who will also come onto the court for a tennis lesson held by an LTA youth coach. * READ MORE: Emma Raducanu Takes Selfie With Fan At Orpington Restaurant Students and staff have an opportunity to have their picture taken with the trophy Raducanu won as an 18-year-old qualifier in September 2021 in New York. "I am delighted to be working with the LTA to take my US Open trophy on a tour across the country," said Raducanu, who became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years. “All of the schools we receive the trophy for have played tennis as part of the LTA youth school program. "I hope the trophy inspires them to continue their tennis journey both in and out of school." The school element of the LTA Youth Junior program offers free teacher training and content specifically designed to address the nationwide challenge of decreasing physical competency and addressing activity in children. LTA Chief Executive Scott Lloyd said: "We are excited to bring Emma's 2021 US Open trophy to school children across the country. "What Emma has achieved in New York has been incredible and we want to use her success to get more school children to play tennis and to encourage our future tennis stars." Raducanu, meanwhile, is optimistic about competing in Rome next week despite being delayed with a back injury was struggling when she lost in three sets to Anhelina Kalinina at the Madrid Open.

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Emma Raducanu hopes bringing the US Open trophy to schools will inspire the next generation

The teenager became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu hopes that delivering her 2021 US Open trophy to schools across the country can help inspire the next generation. As part of the Lawn Tennis Association's youth schools programme, the Emma Raducanu Trophy Tour will start in Tower Hamlets, London on May 9 and visit schools in all regions before concluding in Edinburgh at the end of the week. Britain's number one Raducanu recorded a special video message for the students, who will also come onto the court for a tennis lesson held by an LTA youth coach. Students and staff will have the opportunity to be photographed with the trophy Raducanu won as an 18-year-old qualifier in September 2021 in New York. "I'm delighted to be working with the LTA to win my US Open trophy while touring around the country," said Raducanu, who became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years. “All of the schools we receive the trophy for have played tennis as part of the LTA youth school program. "I hope the trophy inspires her to continue her tennis journey both in and out of school." LTA Chief Executive Scott Lloyd said, "We are excited to bring Emma's 2021 US Open trophy to school children across the country.

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Emma Raducanu loses to Anhelina Kalinina in three sets at the Madrid Open

Raducanu looked rejuvenated after a medical time-out after the first set, but failed in the deciding set. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu made a valiant effort but was eventually eliminated from the Madrid Open after losing in three sets to unseeded Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina. Raducanu was out of shape and muscular in an opening set that lasted just 35 minutes, after which she briefly left the court for a medical time-out after clinching her back a couple of times. Amazingly, she appeared rejuvenated and capitalized on an error count from her opponent to lead the match to a decider in the third round, only for Kalinina to hold her nerve and prevail 6-2 2-6 6-4. While Kalinina can look forward to a quarter-final showdown against Switzerland's Jil Teichmann, Raducanu, seeded ninth in the Spanish capital, can find some comfort in her dogged determination. An epic two hours and 19 minutes - including a grueling 63-minute final set - seemed nowhere in sight as a listless Raducanu was broken to love in her service game. Kalinina, who lost just three games earlier this week when she defeated former French Open and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, simply overwhelmed Raducanu in a one-sided first set in which the Briton, who wore a strap on her upper left leg, appeared to have was plagued by a back problem. While the reigning US Open champion had no answers to her rival's groundstrokes on either wing, most notably her impressive backhand, Raducanu was greatly improved in the second set after some off-court treatments. Kalinina found her reach again but this time Raducanu refused to buckle and they exchanged fierce blows with the world No. 11 fighting back 3-1 to win three straight games. But as both players seemed to tire, Kalinina produced a great, sharp backhand that proved out of reach to earn the crucial break before sealing victory in the next game when Raducanu missed a volley.

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Emma Raducanu hopes to compete in Rome despite back injury

Raducanu will now await further information on her back problem before deciding whether to compete in the upcoming Italian Open. "To be honest, I had a bit of a problem with my back," Raducanu said after the game. The plan now is to go to Rome. (Author: Gardener)

RomeRaducanu will now await further information on her back problem before deciding whether to compete in the upcoming Italian Open. "To be honest, I had a bit of a problem with my back," Raducanu said after the game. "I've been carrying a few small things with me all week and it's kind of taking its toll." The plan now is to go to Rome. "I'm not sure when to start. "I'm feeling pretty positive. For me it's often just overload and then two or three days of complete rest and I can start training again. I know the magic they worked but I had a numb back in the second and third sets so I couldn't feel anything. Despite an early exit from the Madrid Open, the Briton believes there were many positives to take away from the tournament. The 19-year-old made her first senior appearance on clay just last month but showed plenty of resilience in her loss to Kalinina each Game I play It was a great two and a half hour training session which will continue to develop me physically "I feel like my mentality and the way I do things is much better now."

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Emma Raducanu's resurgence was halted at the Madrid Open when she failed to roar past Anhelina Kalinina

Emma Raducanu's run at the Madrid Open was ended by Anhelina Kalinina. (Author: Gardener)

Emma Raducanu'sEmma Raducanu fought valiantly after a poor start, but in the end Anhelina Kalinina kept her nerve to claim her second win over a Grand Slam champion at the Madrid Open. After winning back-to-back matches for the first time this year en route to the third round in the Spanish capital, Raducanu failed to get the momentum going into the clash as they made a nightmare start despite doing well fought back In the second set she finally went down 2:6, 6:2, 4:6. The win propelled Kalinina, who defeated two-time Major Champion Garbine Muguruza in the third round, to her first WTA 1000 Quarterfinals where she will face Jill Teichmann. Raducanu was broken in the game's opening game and the Ukrainian proved solid on serve as the US Open champion failed to sniff on a break point. Kalinina broke a second time in game seven and then served out. It seemed to have done the trick as she broke in game two, but Kalinina hit back immediately only for Raducanu to get a second break in game three. A third break in game eight resulted in a decider and the teenager let out a loud roar at the end of the set. Raducanu was the first to blink in the decider when she broke in the third game, but the world No. 11 was back at serve in the sixth game with a break of his own. The crucial break came in game nine, but Raducanu had an opportunity to hit back in the next game. The chance came and went and Kalinina secured the win with her second match point. I'm glad I won this match.” The article Emma Raducanu's resurgence was stopped at the Madrid Open when she failed to roar past Anhelina Kalinina first appeared on Tennis365.com.

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Emma Raducanu provides injury update after latest problem in Madrid Open defeat

Emma Raducanu is hoping to play in Rome next week despite picking up a back injury in her Madrid Open elimination against Anhelina Kalinina. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu is hoping to play in Rome next week despite picking up a back injury in her Madrid Open elimination against Anhelina Kalinina. Raducanu has been dealing with a variety of fitness issues this season, including a problem with her hip as her body struggles with the demands of the Tour. The next tournament on the horizon for the young star is the Italian Open but she revealed her participation is up in the air following her recent setback. I've been carrying a few small items with me throughout the week and it's just taking its toll. "I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do, whether I'm going home or going straight to Rome. "I'm not sure when to start. I hope there is enough time because it would be a real shame to miss it. "I'm feeling pretty positive. For me it's mostly just overwork and then two or three days of complete rest and I can start training again.” Since winning the US Open last year, Raducanu hasn't had consistent results on the WTA Tour. While the managerial change has disrupted her game, her physical condition has been questioned with many ex-players like Boris Becker suggesting the young star needs to improve her fitness. Earlier this season, the US Open champion had withdrawn from 40 percent of the regular tour tournaments she'd competed in during her career. After her defeat in Madrid, Raducanu believed she had little chance of winning the match against Kalinina as she tries to prepare for the French Open later this month. She added, "I would have given myself a five percent chance of winning that match and that it almost happened was a positive thing I think." MORE : Emma Raducanu opens up after making 'tough' decision to walk away from her separate, a new focus trainer Torben Beltz Follow Metro Sport on for the latest news

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Emma Raducanu sent a stylish message from Anhelina Kalinina after Madrid Open elimination

EMMA RADUCANU was eliminated at the Madrid Open on Tuesday. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu has received a classy message from Anhelina Kalinina after being knocked out by the Ukrainian at the Madrid Open. Raducanu was plagued by even more physical troubles as she eventually lost 6-2 2-6 6-4. "I want to give credit to Emma because I think we both played very good tennis," Kalinina said after the match. I'm glad I won this match.” Kalinina dominated the early stages of the match in Spain as she made Raducanu love in the very first service game before comfortably winning the opening set. Raducanu was then treated for a back problem before the second set but fought back remarkably to even the score to one set apiece. The Brit seemed to gain the upper hand but was broken early in the decider as she fell 3-1 behind. However, Kalinina ultimately had too much for the 19-year-old, breaking once more to take a 5-4 lead before ending the match. Raducanu only made her clay court debut last month but has shown she can keep up on the surface. And she will now be desperate to put on a strong run at next week's Italian Open in Rome ahead of the French Open, which begins later this month. Raducanu stunned the tennis world last year when she defeated Canada's Leylah Fernandez, won the US Open trophy and became the first qualifier in history - male or female - to win a Grand Slam title. And she also became the youngest Grand Slam champion since 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004. DON'T MISS Djokovic 'returning to greatness' as Nadal issues French Open warning But she has struggled to bolster that win, leaving a number of tournaments in the early rounds. In January, she struggled with a blister on her racquet hand at the Australian Open and then retired with a leg injury in the first round of the Mexican Open in February. And she struggled with bladder problems on her right foot during her Billie Jean King Cup loss to Marketa Vondrousova last month. "I've been carrying a few small things with me all week and it's just taking its toll - all the games at this level," Raducanu said. "I think that's good that I feel like I'm going through this and my body builds with every match I play."

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"It's been a great year," Emma Raducanu won Breakthrough of the Year at the Laureus Sports Awards

Emma Raducanu received another accolade on Sunday night when she was named Breakthrough of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards. After Raducanu ruined his chances of qualifying at last year's US Open, Raducanu stunned the world by winning the tournament. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu received another accolade on Sunday night when she was named Breakthrough of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards. After Raducanu ruined his chances of qualifying at last year's US Open, Raducanu stunned the world by winning the tournament. Raducanu hasn't had the best start to 2022 after early exits at the Australian Open and Indian Wells, but Sunday's award reminds the 19-year-old of her fascinating achievements at such a young age. After saying goodbye to the Stuttgart Open earlier this week, Raducanu can now take the confidence of her accolade to next month's French Open, where she can attempt to put together another deep run in a Grand Slam tournament. After receiving her prestigious Laureus award at a digital ceremony in Seville, Raducanu said: “It's been a great year for me. I really want to congratulate all the other nominees as well.” Alongside Raducanu, Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen was named Laureus World Sportsman, while Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah was named World Sportswoman of the Year. Italy were voted Team of the Year after their Euro 2020 win last summer despite failing to qualify for the 2022 World Cup this winter.

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Emma Raducanu said she needed to harden amid concerns over Brite's tennis future

EMMA RADUCANU has suffered multiple injuries this year, most recently in Madrid. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuWe use your registration to deliver content in a way you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. We use your registration to deliver content in a way you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include advertising from us and third parties, as we understand it. This may include advertising from us and third parties, as we understand it. Raducanu has suffered multiple injuries and issues so far this year in her first full season on the Pro Tour. She suffered blistering during her second-round elimination at the Australian Open before a leg injury forced her to retire in Guadalajara. It was a stiff back that plagued the teen in Indian Wells and Miami and she suffered more blisters, this time on her feet, during her lopsided BJK Cup loss to Marketa Vondrousova before struggling with more back problems in Madrid. The 19-year-old admitted she felt "helpless and superfluous" and was forced to bathe her feet in "surgical spirit" after suffering in their 6-1, 6-1 defeat during the most recent British qualifier could barely walk for the BJK Cup against the Czech Republic and due to her problems in the team tournament, 58 percent of Express-Sport readers voted that she needs to "toughen up a lot". Another 23.3 percent said they needed to "harden up a bit," while 18.8 percent felt they didn't need to. 55.9 percent also expressed concern about the future of the US Open champion if she continues to struggle with injuries and pain. 23 per cent said they were "very worried" about their future, with Raducanu having admitted she believed she had little chance of winning multiple games this year due to injury, including her recent loss to Anhelina Kalinina in Madrid . JUST IN: Emma Raducanu sent a classy message from Anhelina Kalinina

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