TENNIS prodigy Emma Raducanu has grown close to singer HRVY, sources say.
They claim Emma, 18, caught the eye of the former Strictly star, real name Harvey Leigh Cantwell, 22, during her thrilling Wimbledon run.
And the pair have been exchanging messages ever since after striking up a flirty friendship.
A source revealed last night: “HRVY watched Emma play at Wimbledon and thought she was stunning, so he decided to get in touch with her.
“She was really flattered by the attention and they have been swapping messages.
“It’s very early days for them but they do seem to get on well. He is certainly very keen on her.”
Emma shot to fame earlier this month when she became the youngest British female to make it into the second week of Wimbledon since Christine Truman in 1959.
But she was forced to retire from her fourth round clash with Ajla Tomljanovic with breathing difficulties.
HRVY, who finished runner-up on Strictly with pro Janette Manrara last year, contacted Emma on social media.
The pair follow each other on Instagram. Last week Emma posted a picture of herself sitting in a race car.
HRVY posted “So sick” underneath the shot with three clapping emojis.