Emma Raducanu, the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam, has declared: “It’s a great feeling to be back home.”
The 18-year-old from Bromley has returned to the family home in south east London following her lifting the US Open title by defeating Leylah Fernandez.
Raducanu said: “I’ve been away for seven weeks so it’s nice to be back.
“It’s nice to see my parents again. I haven’t thought about what’s next. I’m just enjoying it and relaxing and recovering.”
The trophy was absent when it came to posing for pictures outside the Raducanu residence. She told the Daily Telegraph: “It’s getting shipped.”
The new world No.23 and British No.1’s father Ian said: “I am so happy. I am very proud of her.”
The first British woman to win a major since Virginia Wade in 1977 had revealed she was “hungry” to build on her shock triumph in the Big Apple.
She said to CNBC’s Closing Bell: “I have a few days’ rest and recovery – I think needed after the last seven weeks. But then I am straight back to training and hungry to get better and come back out and play some more tournaments.”
Raducanu added to the WTA: “I know I’ll get back to work probably Monday or early next week to get back to training again. Schedule-wise, I’m not sure. Maybe Indian Wells, I don’t know. I’m going back to London before my next tournament for sure.”