Emma Raducanu’s grandmother gave her some heartfelt advice that might surprise you

She said she’d always taught her, as a young girl, to be “kind, polite and nice to people” – something that is evident in the way she’s handled herself this tennis season.

Asked how she feels to see her daughter making British history, she added: “Of course, I’m very proud of her. But I’ve never told anyone I’m the grandmother of a Grand Slam champion. 

“I am a very modest woman, and I don’t want people to think I’m bragging. When Emma puts her mind to it, she will get it. She was always a fighter.”

Her historic US Open win has seen the British star move up to number 23 in the world rankings.

Her next chance for success is a little while off now, but we’ll see Emma return to the courts in January for the Australian Open. And an 88-year-old woman in a little flat in Bucharest is sure to be watching too.

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