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Emma Raducanu reveals how she’s spending time away from tennis

Emma Raducanu reveals how she’s spending time away from tennis

Emma Raducanu has found a passion for tile game Mahjong, playing piano and driving after being out of action for nearly six months.

The British tennis ace, 20, hasn’t played since April after undergoing surgery on both her wrists and ankle, last playing in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart where she was knocked out by Jelena Ostapenko.

The former 2021 US Open women's singles champ currently stands at 194 in the WTA ranking.

The tennis superstar had surgery in May which she announced on social media and has since been on the road to recovery.

While working on her recovery she has taken time out to travel and recently visited her mother’s home country China.

Raducanu pulled out of the Madrid Open due to her injury and also missed out on reclaiming her title in the US Open earlier this month.

On her visit to Shenyang, she opened up about her love for Mahjong with her grandmother.

She told Porsche: “I recently learned Mahjong and feel most at home and my true self when I’m around the kitchen table at my grandma or aunt’s place in Shenyang playing with family.”

The game is usually played with four people, with the tiles involved having to be arranged in specific orders to create a winning hand.

When asked about her favourite hobbies, Raducanu added: “They include Mahjong, piano, reading, learning new cultures and languages, motorsport, driving and diving.

“On a day off, I like to practice some piano… I just started to learn and have a long way to go but I really love the melodies once you get it.

“Also having picked up Mahjong and now enjoy playing with whoever I can find. And I just love driving.”

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