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EMMA RADUCANU has struggled since her famous US Open triumph last year, and heads into Wimbledon with injury fears.

Emma Raducanu’s agent, Max Eisenbud, has insisted the teenager’s growing list of sponsorship deals is not having a negative effect on her on-court performances, as he explained why she has struggled to find her form recently.

Raducanu burst onto the scene last year when she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon as a wildcard. She then followed that up by creating history with her US Open success, becoming the first ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam singles title.

In the process, she also became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade’s 1977 Wimbledon win. The victory catapulted Raducanu into superstardom and sparked huge interest in her from sponsors.

The 19-year-old has worked with the likes of Nike, Tiffany and Porsche and recently announced a new partnership with HSBC. On the court, however, she has struggled since her US Open victory.


In an appearance on the BBC’s ‘The Sports Desk’ podcast, Eisenbud said: “We could have done 50 days of shoots. I’ve never seen the amount of excitement and companies that wanted to be in business with Emma after the US Open.

“It’s been a tough year. I think she got a lot of bad luck and what really hurt her was [catching] Covid and not having a great off-season, and then she was playing catch up.

“But I think that if she had zero shoot dates, everything would be the same. I know from the outside, you guys want to look at all those things – but if she locked herself in the room for the whole year and didn’t do anything, I think it would be the same.”

Speaking in March, Raducanu said: “Maybe you just see, on the news or on social media, me signing this or that deal and I feel like it’s quite misleading because I’m doing five, six hours a day [of training], I’m at the club for 12 hours a day. But I throw out one post in the car on the way to practice and all of a sudden it’s ‘I don’t focus on tennis’.

“I think that it is unfair but it’s something I have learned to deal with and become a bit more insensitive to the outside noise. At the end of the day, I feel like my days [with sponsors] are pretty limited. I’m not doing crazy days. I’m doing three, four days every quarter, so it’s really not that much.”

Ciara is a triple-threat entertainer who has been in the music business for two decades. Known for her stunning beauty and collaborations with other successful artists, Ciara is also a lifestyle entrepreneur and social media maven.

Her courting with soccer player Russell Wilson has garnered good sized interest however lovers can also’t get sufficient of her celeb friendships. Significantly, Ciara’s tight bond with tennis icon Serena Williams usually makes headlines. These days, Ciara unfolded approximately her friendship with Williams and what she considers to be the important thing to their long friendship.

What is Ciara best known for?

Ciara released her debut album, Goodies, in 2004. The album became a hit, introducing Ciara to legions of fans around the world and setting the stage for a very successful music career. Over the years that followed, Ciara would release several more albums, including Ciara: The Evolution in 2006 and Fantasy Ride in 2009. She worked with superstar artists such as Ludacris and 50 Cent.

In recent years, Ciara has branched out to acting, appearing in movies like That’s My Boy and Mama, I Want to Sing! She also embarked on a successful modeling career and has worked with major brands like Revlon. In 2015, Ciara’s budding romance with Russell Wilson captured the attention of fans. In 2016, the two got engaged, tying the knot in July of that year. Ciara and Wilson have since welcomed two children and have often shared glimpses of their sweet family life with fans on social media.

Ciara recently opened up about her friendship with Serena Williams
Ciara has a very busy life, but she’s never got too much going on to connect with friends. One of her longtime besties is tennis great Serena Williams. In a recent cover story from Insider, Williams gets the star treatment, with the publication chatting with a few of her closest friends to get a sense of the sports icon’s inner circle.

Ciara opened up in an email about her longtime friendship with Williams, and how they manage to stay so close after years in the spotlight. “I think the key to our friendship is the fact that when we get together it’s not about what we do in our professional lives — it’s about being free to experience our authentic selves with each other,” Ciara told Insider. “The world gets to see her passion for tennis when she’s on the court, but behind the scenes she carries that same passion and enthusiasm.”

Serena Williams and Ciara have been friends through thick and thin

Genuinely, Ciara and Williams had been via lots together. Ciara has regularly been seen courtside at Williams’ fits, and the two engage often on social media, liking and commenting on every different’s posts. Ciara was also in attendance at Williams’ 2017 wedding to Alexis Ohanian.

As far back as 2016, Ciara and Williams were taking trips together, with People reporting that the two stars headed to Las Vegas to enjoy some fun in the sun, impromptu dance parties, and delicious food, alongside other high-profile friends like Kelly Rowland.

Ciara and Williams also share a deep fondness for philanthropy. The two regularly speak out about the importance of maternal health in the Black community, discussing ways to combat Black maternal health disparities, according to Insider. It seems as though their friendship is founded not only on common interests but on shared passions and dedication to doing the right thing. In a world where celebrity friendships often seem fickle, Ciara and Serena Williams have a bond that seems truly unbreakable.