Wimbledon, reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu has opened up about being a role model to aspiring tennis players during a candid chat with Gemma Chan.MORE: Andy Murray addresses Emma Raducanu's momentous US Open winAppearing in the July/August issue of ELLE UK, the 19-year-old also touched upon her winning moment last year. "When I won the US Open, there was nothing big or amazing that my parents did to celebrate - we just came home and ate dumplings, and that was it," she revealed. "We are very normal."WATCH: Everything you need to know about Emma RaducanuThe teen sensation made history as the youngest British player to win a Grand Slam title at the US Open back in September.
Emma has been hailed as an inspiration to young tennis players across the globe and a rising star both on-and-off court.MORE: British former Wimbledon semi-finalist Johanna Konta shares life-changing newsSEE: Game Set Match - The Wimbledon wives and partners we see courtsideFollowing her momentous achievement, the sportswoman received congratulatory messages from all across the globe – including one from the Duchess of Cambridge.
Emma features in the July/August issue of ELLE UK photo credit: Sebastian KimHowever, her "pinch-me moment to date" comes from the Queen! "Definitely when I stepped off the court at the US Open, and when I received a letter from the Queen," she added.RELATED: Surprising reason Emma Raducanu swapped Canada for LondonAsked about being a role model, Emma explained: "I feel like if girls, or even boys, can see me out there having fun, smiling and doing things they can really relate to.Read more on hellomagazine.com