Her sensational US Open victory has undoubtedly captivated the country and influenced a new generation of young tennis players, but among the locals in her hometown of Bromley, for Emaradukanu supporters. There is only one priority.
The 18-year-old is still in New York after her historic victory on Saturday night, but locals returning to the southern suburbs of London where she lives officially celebrate her achievements. I want
It is understood that the Bromley Council is discussing the possibility of a celebration with Raducanu’s team, depending on what she wants to do, but no firm plans have yet been made.
Collin Smith, leader of the Bromley Council, Me: “I’m pleased that Emma Raducanu was able to hone her tennis skills in our wonderful district while attending Bickley Elementary School and later Newstead Wood School.
“We will be in contact with Emma’s management to discuss the type of welcome she wants and will announce the details of the plan as soon as it is agreed.”
Council sources added that the conversation was ongoing. “We’re talking about what we can do. I don’t even know if we’re still in touch. Obviously [Emma] I’m pretty busy, so I should think about it now. “
At the Park Langley Club in Beckenham, where Raducanu has been playing since the age of six, staff and members are still “proudly crowded” with Emma’s 6-4 6-3 victory over Leylah Fernandez. “.
“You can imagine what the atmosphere looks like. It’s absolutely lively and it’s never stopped from Saturday night. Everyone is proud and everyone is behind her.” Said club manager Dave Cooke. Me..
“Saturday night there was a watch party with all the members, coaches and staff.
“We cheered in all respects, it was a tense atmosphere throughout, and everyone was pleased with the victory she was clearly able to achieve.”
On Sunday when the young people arrived for the lesson, they spoke only one thing. “All the kids were excited, especially one little kid, asking if she could achieve similar goals and dreams and if she trained hard,” Cook said. rice field.
“So the club sessions are busy and everyone is very proud of her achievements.”
Raducanu coached the club from the ages of 6 to 11 and is still a member of the club, where he uses it to practice up to Wimbledon.
Asked about ideas for a local parade, Cook said it was up to Raducanu, but they wanted to celebrate with her on her next visit.
He states: “Obviously, all sorts of victory parades and stuff like that are great … everyone wants to celebrate and participate in Emma’s success.
“At the same time, we want Emma to be successful for a long time, so we need to be aware of the amount of pressure we put on young athletes.
“I welcome her to come back as soon as she has the opportunity to come to the club. It’s great to attend some celebrations with her, whether it’s private or public. . “
On social media, locals have high hopes for the celebration in London borough. Some write: Fab tournament. I watched all the matches. Come on to the bus top parade through Bromley! “
Others have asked London Mayor Sadiq Khan to spread the celebration throughout the capital.
“Is there a chance to hold a Bromley parade to celebrate the local girl Emma Raducanu?” One tweet Transport for London read. “So many local supporters agree with me. How can I do this?”
TfL replied, “I gave this to the London Underground team investigating this.”
A spokesman for the Mayor of London said: “London is proud of Emma Raducanu’s spectacular performance and won the US Open Tennis Final in New York over the weekend.
“We are discussing with our partners to ensure that her achievements receive the celebrations they deserve when she returns to the capital.”
Me I contacted the London Underground for comment.