UK tennis star Emma Raducanu: ‘I like it right here (Singapore)! Can’t wait to return again once more…’

SINGAPORE — “I like it right here,” wrote former US Open champion Emma Raducanu on Instagram not too long ago, having spent per week within the nation earlier than heading to New Zealand for a brand new tennis season.

The 20-year-old athlete posted images of herself having fun with a trip on a Vespa and getting in gear in preparation for the Mega Zip over the Imbiah Hill Jungle. “Singaporeeee, spherical 2! spent most of it to date recovering to 100%🔋however good to modify off and discover the enjoyable issues this metropolis in nature has to supply. 🎋🐒🐲i like it right here 💕a should!!” she wrote in her Dec 24 submit.

IG screengrab/Emma Raducanu

On Dec 30, she wrote in one other Instagram submit, “Black Pepper crab w gloves this time 🤣🦀Wrapped a enjoyable week in SG earlier than New Zealand, bestt foodie spot and might’t wait to return again once more to this power>>.”

That is the second time this yr that Raducanu visited Singapore. She was noticed on the Tanglin Membership for a apply session in late January after bowing out of the Australian Open. That’s when she appeared to have began posting enthusiastically about Singapore, tweeting each in English and Chinese language.

“Singapore!! We labored, bought caught in (actually..), loved the good tradition, improved and had a lot enjoyable right here. Thanks to everybody’s heat welcome, you made it much more particular. I’ll be again!!

谢谢你,新加坡!你给了我太多美好的记忆,我一定会再回来的.”

Canada-born Raducanu was raised in England from the age of two. She speaks Mandarin and Romanian, as her father is from Bucharest and her mom is from Shenyang.

IG screengrab/Emma Raducanu

The tennis star, who received the US Open final yr, had an injury-plagued 2022 and is presently ranked 78 on the planet. Nevertheless, she’s been working with a bodily coach to deal with this and not too long ago mentioned in an interview that her “largest aim in 2023 is to be extra harm free.”

“This yr, the calls for of the tour, going from having no coaching or stamina to being thrown into competing on the prime degree, my physique has struggled. So, I’ll be working arduous to maintain my physique in good condition and bettering. If you would like a ‘decision’ it’s in all probability to be constant. Put within the work, day in, day trip,” Raducanu instructed SheerLuxe journal.

She is slated to play on the Auckland Open from Jan 2 to eight and the Australian Open from Jan 16 to 29. However in Singapore, one of many issues she appeared to have loved essentially the most is the meals, like many who go to the nation. /TISG

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