Emma Raducanu won the US Open 2021 in a spectacular manner. Raducanu won the title in Flushing Meadows after qualifying in the first round. In the finals, she stunned Canadian Leylah Fernandez to win the trophy in New York.
Her heroics have encouraged the UK players following her victory at the US Open. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) recently announced a £30.5 million investment to rehabilitate roughly 4,500 tennis courts around the country.
LTA invests almost £30 million in tennis in the United Kingdom
Following Raducanu’s incredible performance at Flushing Meadows, the LTA has announced a £30.5 million investment in the creation of 4,500 tennis courts across the United Kingdom.
The total includes £8.5 million from the Lawn Tennis Association and £22 million from taxpayers. The increasing investment in modernizing the country’s tennis courts, including 1,500 council-owned courts, is expected.
“The whole country watched in awe as Emma Raducanu succeeded in winning the US Open. I want more people to follow in Emma’s footsteps and find success on the court, whether that’s winning an international tournament or picking up a racket to keep fit.
“That’s why we’re investing £22million to repair and improve access to park tennis courts,” said Nadine Dorries, as per reports Express.co.
Emma Raducanu has finally entered her next competition after reaching her pinnacle in the US Open 2021.
Starting on October 4, 2021, the 18-year-old has confirmed that she will compete in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Raducanu has been awarded a main draw wild card for the Indian Wells tournament.
Raducanu will be the main attraction at the BNP Paribas Open, and all eyes will be on her to see how she handles this task.