Emma Raducanu became a superstar overnight after becoming the US Open champion in September.
Emma Raducanu has revealed the superfood she ate religiously for three weeks during her historic US Open triumph at Flushing Meadows in September.
Raducanu wrote herself into the tennis’ record books following her final victory over Leylah Annie Fernandez in New York, after becoming the first ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam event.
The Brit captivated the nation with her Flushing Meadows journey, and this Raducanu-mania was clear to see at the tournament final as Channel 4 reported over nine million viewers tuned in to watch the teenager defeat Fernandez.
With every victory throughout her stint in the States, Raducanu continued to shock the tennis world and she has now revealed the food of choice that fueled her historic Flushing Meadows run.
Whilst the 19-year-old revealed in an interview with Sky Sports that she had never been one for superstitions, she did adopt one when it came to her US Open diet.
She said: “I actually wasn’t (superstitious) until the last week when I was thinking ‘ok’.”
“I was having poqui for dinner every night for three weeks and by the end I just kept it the same because I didn’t want to take any chances.”
Raducanu claimed yet another prestigious prize last week, after being crowned Sports Personality of the Year for 2022.
The 19-year-old saw off the likes of Tom Daley, Adam Peaty and Tyson Fury to scoop the prize, and in doing so became the first female recipient of the award since Zara Phillips in 2006.
The tennis star was forced to accept the award via a video call, as she currently finds herself in Abu Dhabi in preparation for next month’s Australian Open.
Raducanu was still able to say a few words though, as she delivered a speech to those in attendance at the ceremony and the fans watching from home.
She commented: “To win, it’s really pretty amazing for me, I am really happy with this.
I have always watched Sports Personality of the Year growing up, so I am really humbled to join the amazing past winners.”
The 19-year-old also went on to thank the unwavering support she had received throughout 2021, describing it as ‘insane’
“I am also very happy for British tennis that we were able to get this award again,” Raducanu added.
“Thank you so much to the voters and all of the fans for all of the support I have received this past year. It has been absolutely insane.”