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Emma Raducanu says ‘I still can’t get a court!’ as kids turn to tennis after her win

EVEN Emma Raducanu is struggling to line up a court because so many kids are turning to tennis since her sensational US Open victory.

Told of the stampede yesterday, the 18-year-old sensation said: “Can I say — I can’t get a tennis court either. I still can’t get a court!”

Teen tennis sensation Emma Raducanu is struggling to line up a court as so many kids are turning to tennis after she stormed the US Open title

Emma, who trains near her home in Bromley, South East London, has spoken to Boris Johnson about encouraging more children to play.

Yesterday she added: “Even if it’s not tennis, even it’s to be a doctor, I just want to inspire them to dream big and anything can happen.

“I just want to get across the message that you can be a normal kid and go to school and do normal things and still achieve results.”

Talking about her record-breaking win, Emma said: “It’s gradually sinking in a bit.

“Last night I actually rewatched the final and tried to relive a couple of the moments and remember how it felt.

“It’s funny because when I was watching it, it almost feels like, ‘That’s not me who’s playing and pulling off some of those shots’. It feels like it’s someone else.”

THE boss of a lookalike firm is searching for a double of Emma Raducanu.

Andy Harmer, 42, says doppelgangers for the tennis ace — and for returning football legend Cristiano Ronaldo — could earn £400 for a few hours of work at events and parties through lookalikes.co.uk.

If you think you look like Emma or Ronaldo, you can send your pictures to [email protected] or Whatsapp us on 0742 3720 250.

The 18-year-old Brit star, from Bromley, told ‘Can I say — I can’t get a tennis court either’

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