Emma Raducanu given lunchtime BBC live show to celebrate US Open victory

Emma Raducanu given lunchtime BBC live show to celebrate US Open victory

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Emma Raducanu given lunchtime BBC live show to celebrate US Open victory - WIREIMAGE

Emma Raducanu given lunchtime BBC live show to celebrate US Open victory – WIREIMAGE

Emma Raducanu will meet her new army of fans live on the BBC as part of her official homecoming party celebrating her US Open fairytale.

As part of an event led by the Lawn Tennis Association, the 18-year-old will also spend the morning on court with the next generation of young players. Raducanu has been bombarded with glamorous event invites since returning from New York, but the LTA was keen to ensure her first major public appearance had a focus on grassroots.

The event will also celebrate Joe Salisbury’s title in the doubles, as well as Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid whose victory in the wheelchair doubles completed a calendar Grand Slam after wins in Melbourne, Paris and Wimbledon – although the focus of the event will be around Britain’s first women’s singles champion in 41 years.

Organisers confirmed part of the event will be broadcast live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport online and the Red Button, as well as LTA social channels, from 12.30pm on Friday.

Raducanu, the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title, will be among the group filmed taking part in a live Q&A and also playing tennis for a package that will be later broadcast on BBC Two from 3.15pm.

The teenager is an ambassador for LTA Youth and the four champions will be on court taking part in a programme aimed at inspiring the next generation of players aged 4-18.

It comes a week after Raducanu discussed the importance of grass-roots access for young tennis players during a phone call with the Prime Minister.

Andy Murray has also underlined the importance of making sure authorities capitalise on the frenzy of interest, as he said chances were missed when he broke through.

Raducanu was this week added to the entry list for the Kremlin Cup, a WTA 500 event in Moscow next month, as her plans for a return to tennis started to take shape.

The US Open champion had earlier pulled out of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic, which starts next week. She remains registered to compete at Indian Wells from Oct 6.

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