Emma Raducanu seeks advice from England captain Harry Kane

Emma Raducanu Credit: Alamy

Emma Raducanu Credit: Alamy

Emma Raducanu has asked England captain Harry Kane for advice on life in the sporting spotlight.

The teenager became one of Britain’s most famous sportswomen overnight last September when she shocked the tennis world by winning the US Open.

The road has been rocky since for Raducanu with sky-high expectations, huge commercial interest and a succession of injury problems, and his ranking has fallen to 76 after just one semi-final appearance in 2022.

Tennis365 understands Kane and Raducanu have had limited contact but have shared messages and spoken, with the Tottenham striker offering the benefit of his experience.

Raducanu was pictured training in a Tottenham shirt at a tournament in Stuttgart in April and revealed she was influenced to follow Spurs by her supporting squad and Kane’s presence.

In June, the 19-year-old took part in a Q&A session on the WTA Twitter feed and said: “One of my favorite footballers is probably Harry Kane because he’s the captain of the England and he’s such a great role model and he’s super professional and takes everything to the nth degree, I really feel like I can learn from that.

Raducanu ended her season early last month due to a wrist injury which prevented her from representing Great Britain at the Billie Jean King Cup final in Glasgow this week.

She had previously named Kane as her favorite footballer.

“One of my favorite footballers is probably Harry Kane because he’s the captain of England and he’s a great role model. He’s super professional and takes everything to the nth degree. I really feel like I can learn from this,” Raducanu told WTATOUR.com.

Raducanu admits she’s not the biggest football fan but feels an affinity for Spurs and Kane.

“My whole team is basically big Spurs fans and I feel like they’re cheering me on,” she said after being seen training in a Spurs shirt in Stuttgart. .

“They are desperately trying to put me behind them. I don’t necessarily follow football as much, but I feel like now, thanks to them, I feel a kind of connection.

“I loved following the Euros last year and watching Harry Kane, who is obviously the England captain, and [Heung-min] Son, I’m a big fan of his too. So yes, I like to splash around.

Raducanu is currently on the hunt for a new coach after a grueling first full season on the WTA Tour and has admitted she’s not ready for the spotlight she attracted after winning the 2021 US Open.

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