Tennis golden girl Emma Raducanu added another name to her long list of high-end sponsorship deals after being unveiled as the latest brand ambassador for Porsche.
The sports star, who lives in Bromley, has had a rapid rise to A-list celebrity status following her US Open triumph last September, and has since been invited to be ambassador for an array of luxury brands.
The teenager wrote tennis history at the US Open last year before a sensational winning run in New York enabled her to become the first ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament.
Now, the 19-year-old Briton will be one of the new faces of the car manufacturer as the brand released snaps of the tennis star posing in front of the £150,000 Porsche 911.
This is despite a string of recent setbacks, including crashing out of Indian Wells last week in the third round due to a ‘stiff back’, after a spate of other fitness issues.
The world No 13 suffered a hip injury in a marathon match against Australia’s Daria Saville in the WTA 250 tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, last month.
Raducanu also revealed she was ill when losing in the quarter-finals of the Transylvania Open to Marta Kostyuk, claiming she felt ‘quite tired and lethargic’ during the match against the Ukrainian.
Her injury problems have also extended to Grand Slam tournaments too, with blisters hampering and ultimately contributing to her second-round defeat at the Australian Open to Danka Kovinic.
A bout of coronavirus also disrupted her first proper pre-season after winning the US Open last year, becoming the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977.