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US Open champion Emma Raducanu keeps things casual during a supermarket trip in California

US Open champion Emma Raducanu keeps things casual in a navy polo top and white shorts during a supermarket trip in California… ahead of her first tournament since her historic win


She’s preparing to get back to the court at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open – her first tournament since her historic US Open win last month. 

And tennis ace Emma Raducanu had some downtime from training on Monday as she was spotted leaving a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Palm Springs, California with pals.

The 18-year-old kept things casual in a navy polo shirt and white shorts as she occupied herself on her phone while leaving the store. 

There she is: tennis ace Emma Raducanu had some downtime from training on Monday as she was spotted leaving a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Palm Springs, California with pals

Emma donned bright turquoise trainers and carried a large red tennis bag on her back, indicating that she was heading back to training imminently.

The Kent-born sports star appeared in good spirits as she strolled alongside her companions, while also clutching on to a water bottle.

Amid her newfound fame, she even stopped to snap a photo with an adoring fan. 

Emma is set to face her first tournament since her success at Flushing Meadows, competing at next fortnight’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in California.

Low-key: The 18-year-old kept things casual in a navy polo shirt and white shorts as she occupied herself on her phone while leaving the store

Low-key: The 18-year-old kept things casual in a navy polo shirt and white shorts as she occupied herself on her phone while leaving the store

The beauty has turned to former British No 1 Jeremy Bates for coaching expertise for the match having not renewed her two-month deal with coach Andrew Richardson after the US Open. 

Jeremy confirmed to Sportsmail that he will be assisting Emma in conjunction with his work as the coach for Katie Boulter, and started on court with the New York champion on Saturday.

He and Emma know each other well, as he doubles as the Lawn Tennis Association’s national women’s coach. There appears little prospect that their arrangement will be anything other than temporary while she searches for someone more permanent.

Emma will have a bye in the first round so will not play until much later this week at the rescheduled event in the Californian desert, which was postponed from its usual date in March.

Sporty: Emma donned bright turquoise trainers and carried a large red tennis bag on her back, indicating that she was heading back to training imminently

Sporty: Emma donned bright turquoise trainers and carried a large red tennis bag on her back, indicating that she was heading back to training imminently

Chill: Emma enjoyed a moment on her phone as she prepared to get back to the court at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open - her first tournament since her historic US Open win last month

Out and about: Emma basked in the Californian sunshine ahead of her next big match

Chill: Emma enjoyed a moment on her phone as she prepared  to get back to the court at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open – her first tournament since her historic US Open win last month

Laughs: The Kent-born sports star appeared in good spirits as she strolled alongside her companions

Laughs: The Kent-born sports star appeared in good spirits as she strolled alongside her companions

Stocking up: Emma carried a grocery bag after stocking up on supplies

Stocking up: Emma carried a grocery bag after stocking up on supplies

The tennis sensation made sporting history by winning the US Open earlier this month – the first British woman to win a major title for 44 years since Virginia Wade lifted the Wimbledon trophy in 1977. 

She is also the first qualifier in history to lift a grand slam.

The teenager has been heralded as a ‘sponsor’s dream’, and is on course to becoming the highest earning female sports star of all time.

It was also reported that she laid the groundwork for her potential earnings aged 17, registering Harbour 6 Limited to manage her finances. 

It recently emerged Emma trademarked her name within hours of her US Open win in her first steps to becoming the ‘first billion-dollar sports woman’. 

Downtime: Emma is set to face her first tournament since her success at Flushing Meadows, competing at next fortnight’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in California

Downtime: Emma is set to face her first tournament since her success at Flushing Meadows, competing at next fortnight’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in California

UK-based lawyer Anthony Brierley applied to safeguard the words ‘Emma Raducanu’, ‘Emma’ and ‘Raducanu’ shortly after the 18-year-old’s victory, reports The Sun. 

The 18-year-old defeated Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium kast month to become Great Britain’s first female grand slam winner in 44 years.

It was only Emma’s second appearance at a major and the new world number 23 has made headlines across the globe, appeared on various TV channels in the United States and she also attended the Met Gala last month in a monochrome Chanel ensemble.

MailOnline also revealed she has been spending time with old friend and former British tennis protege Benjamin who is studying in New York. He was seen hugging her in front of one of her new Nike billboards in Times Square.

Popular: Amid her newfound fame, she even stopped to snap a photo with an adoring fan

Popular: Amid her newfound fame, she even stopped to snap a photo with an adoring fan

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