Emma Raducanu pays homage to women’s tennis stars as she poses in Porche for stunning shoot

Emma Raducanu pays homage to women’s tennis stars as she poses in Porsche for stunning shoot – after trading in her £5k car for £125k luxury vehicle

Emma Raducanu looked radiant as ever as she posed for a stunning new photoshoot in a vintage Porsche.

The snaps were part of a mew photo project which pays artistic homage to women’s tennis and its iconic players.

The Grand Slam winner, 20, was dressed casually for the shoot, sporting a white vest with a red, white and blue neckerchief.

Sensational: Emma Raducanu looked radiant as ever as she posed for a stunning new photoshoot in a vintage Porsche

Sensational: Emma Raducanu looked radiant as ever as she posed for a stunning new photoshoot in a vintage Porsche

Also wearing a pair of deim jeans, the tennis star styled her locks into a ponytail as she posed in the luxury car.

In another look, Emma donned a white shirt with a striped collar and a cream mini skirt while posing with a tennis racket.

For a third outfit, she donned a beige caridgan which she wore over a white shirt and light blue shorts.

Earlier this year, Emma became a ‘brand ambassador’ for her favourite car company Porsche and revealed it was her childhood dream to get her own 911. 

Success: The snaps were part of a mew photo project which pays artistic homage to women's tennis and its iconic players

Success: The snaps were part of a mew photo project which pays artistic homage to women’s tennis and its iconic players

The star previously said she loved her Dacia Sandero, which she bought secondhand for £5,000 two years ago.

However, she appeared to have change of heart as she was pictured behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet as she arrived at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, south-west London in October.

Prices for the model start at £124,800. The Dacia Sandero, by contrast, was once dubbed Britain’s cheapest car. It can be bought new for less than £12,000, has a top speed of just over 100mph and takes around 12 seconds to go from 0-62mph. 

Emma has said that her first passion was not tennis but motorsports and her childhood dream was to own a Porsche 911. 

She said: ‘My first memory was one of my coach’s 911s when I was young. Whenever I would turn up to practice, I would see his Porsche and it made me dream of one day sitting in my own.’

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. 

An avid motorsport fan, Miss Raducanu tried her hand at go-karting and dirt biking growing up, but decided to put the passion on hold in order to focus on her blossoming tennis career.

Pose: In one look, Emma donned a white shirt with a striped collar and a cream mini skirt while posing with a tennis racket

Pose: In one look, Emma donned a white shirt with a striped collar and a cream mini skirt while posing with a tennis racket

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‘When I was younger I remember the Porsche Grand Prix was always a big tournament and a very different a unique tournament be cause the winner would get a Porsche. That was always very special’, she said.

‘Growing up, I would go to Brands Hatch and watch the Porsche Carrera Cup finals. The adrenalin I would get from motorsports and seeing the Porsches was actually the most fun part of my week.

The tennis star says the Porsche 911 is her favourite car, recalling one of her early coaches driving to training in the ‘iconic’ vehicle.

‘One of my first tennis coaches drove a 911’, she said. ‘Whenever I would turn up to practice in the morning, I would see his Porsche, I would go wow and be like dreaming of one day sitting in my own.

‘My favourite car is the 911 for sure. Throughout the generations it’s so unique and beautiful in every way. I feel like it’s one of the most iconic cars that are out there.’

Animated: For a third outfit, she donned a beige caridgan which she wore over a white shirt and light blue shorts

Animated: For a third outfit, she donned a beige caridgan which she wore over a white shirt and light blue shorts

‘It’s really important for me to align with partners and brands that I really feel passionate about and that I identify with.

‘I think this partnership with Porsche is incredible and obviously I m really excited to see what sort of exciting things we can do going forwards.’

With her £1.8million US Open winnings alone, the teenager can afford to buy as many as 20 brand new Porsche 911’s which start at £89,800. 

But for now, the teenager is thought to be focusing on her tennis rather than cars as her parents Ian and Renee ‘take care’ of her finances.

Now worth £10million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, she has signed partnerships with French designer Dior and jeweller Tiffany and Co, as well as with HSBC, Vodafone, British Airways, Evian, Wilson and Nike. 

She also featured in Sports Direct’s 2021 Christmas advert. 

Dream: Earlier this year, Emma became a 'brand ambassador' for her favourite car company Porsche and revealed it was her childhood dream to get her own 911

Dream: Earlier this year, Emma became a ‘brand ambassador’ for her favourite car company Porsche and revealed it was her childhood dream to get her own 911

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