Emma Raducanu has been reunited with her family after returning to the UK following her sensational US Open triumph.She posed with her proud dad outside the family home in Bromley, Kent, before saying: “It’s a great feeling to be back home.I’ve been away for seven weeks so it’s nice to be back.
“It’s nice to see [her parents] again.I haven’t thought about what’s next.
I’m just enjoying it and relaxing and recovering.”
Her beaming father added: “I am so happy.I am very proud of her.”
Raducanu had three large suitcases with her but was missing on prized possession in particular, her US Open trophy, which is being shipped from the US.
Paperwork to trademark Raducanu ‘s name was submitted within hours of her shock US Open victory, as the teen looks set to use her newfound stardom to build a business empire.
The 18-year-old broke records and amassed an army of new fans with her trophy success in New York, and has been tipped to built on her superstar status and possibly become the first billionaire sportswoman in the future.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo , Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr have all built fortunes of more than £1bn, but no sportswoman has ever reached that total.
Raducanu is tipped to buck that trend, though, and has already begun to process of safeguarding her image rights by instructing lawyers to apply to trademark the names “Emma Raducanu”, “Emma” and “Raducanu”, according to The Sun.
This applications were filed in the UK by Anthony Brierley just hours after the teenager lifted the US Open trophy at Flushing Meadows.
She won £1.8m in prize money at the Grand Slam, and set up her first company Harbour 6 Ltd in February last year.
More Grand Slam title would boost her earnings both on and off the court, as more playing success would make her even more marketable to potential sponsors.
It is those advertising deals which would make Raducanu the most money, the many brands clamouring to have the teen tennis sensation endorse and advertise their products.
And Raducanu is expected to use her passion and knowledge of economics to good use by investing wisely to bring her further financial gain.
The teenager is now back in the UK after prolonging her stay in America to visit the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange and attend the Met Gala fundraiser.