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!”
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.
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