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How Emma Raducanu jumped at the chance to catch up with her old tennis pal in New York

Added 09-15-21 02:36:02am EST - “Former tennis protege Benjamin Heynold, 19, has been by Miss Raducanu's side throughout her stunning - and swift - rise to global stardom, having moved to the US to study.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “How Emma Raducanu caught up with her old tennis pal in New York”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As their teenage daughter made history in the US Open, Emma Raducanu's parents had to make do with watching it all on TV.

America's tough Covid travel rules meant Britain's latest tennis superstar was robbed of the chance to celebrate with her family.

Yet it seems there was some support from back home in the Big Apple after all – for the Mail can reveal that Miss Raducanu was cheered on to victory by a friend she's known since the age of six.

Former tennis protege Benjamin Heynold, 19, has been by Miss Raducanu's side throughout her stunning – and swift – rise to global stardom, having moved to the US to study.

Following her victory at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, Miss Raducanu, 18, posed with her old pal for a photo beneath a Manhattan billboard celebrating the city's new Grand Slam star

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