Tennis news Emma Raducanu toenails secret: Billie Jean King Cup results, news

Tennis’ “billion-dollar girl” Emma Raducanu has been found hiding in a locker room with fellow players.

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has confessed she has no toe nails.

The English teen freak has admitted the intensity of her footwork on the tennis court has destroyed her toe nails just a couple years into her professional career.

In the first four years of her physically demanding, unforgiving clay surface, Raducanu has had her feet endured all over again and her professional clay court debut in Team Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup Saturday morning on Prague.

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After some recent hip irritation, Raducanu laughed: “It’s okay – but I’ve no toenails now.”

“It’s my foot and my shoes, they’ve been sliding around a lot. I had a small niggle in Miami but now I have no physical thing. ”

Raducanu, who became the first player ever to win a grand slam in the US Open as a qualifier, has not played since the French Open juniors four years ago.

Her feet can still remember the trauma from her previous battles on the surface.

Her body part has been revealed in the Team Britain locker room as they began their Billie Jean King Cup campaign.

Captain Anne Keothavong joked: “We’ve all been left a little scarred by Emma’s toes this week!”

Raducanu helped Britain level the tie against the Czech Republic 1-1 with a 7-5 7-5 win against Tereza Martincova.

The 19-year-old wrapped up the victory in just over two hours.

The Czechs, without playing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and former world number one Karolina Pliskova, had a 1-0 lead when Marketa Vondrousova defeated Harriet Dart 6-1 6-0.

Raducanu has struggled this year to rediscover the white-hot form she showed when she exploded and won the US Open last year.

As a result of lingering injuries and covid complications, Raducanu has won just two of her seven matches this calendar year.

She was knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open and after her match that she was in significant pain, a result of severe blisters on her hands.

It has not been the world’s leading title to her historic title run in New York.

Renowned publicist Mark Borkowski, who has worked with Michael Jackson and Led Zeppelin, said Raducanu was a “billion-dollar girl” at the time.

“She’s Everything That Is really positive about the new icons that this age has got to throw up,” he told The Sun.

“Someone who is young, incredibly talented, has a multicultural background. Everything is about her.

Raducanu, who was born in Canada to a Romanian father and Chinese mother before moving to England, burst onto the scene at Wimbledon this year. The third draw of the year before the Unheard, she received a late berth in qualifying and stunned everyone by winning the fourth round of the main draw, before falling to Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.

Four-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka is the richest female athlete in the world and a marketer’s dream, earlier this year, having pocketed $ 77 million in the past 12 months – the bulk of that money coming from endorsement deals and sponsorship .

Experts believe Raducanu – who can speak – can follow suit if she’s successful in her tennis career.

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