Emma Raducanu: Tennis star hasn't seen her US Open trophy since winning tournament

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British tennis number one Emma Raducanu has revealed she hasn't seen her US Open trophy since winning the tournament last month.

In an interview after her WTA Tour win in Transylvania on Thursday, the 18-year-old admitted she's not seen a glimpse of the silverware since she held it aloft in August.

The teenager, from Bromley, said she had given the trophy to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) - the governing body of tennis in the UK - as a token of appreciation for how much the organisation had helped her over the years.

Emma Raducanu won her second round WTA Tour match at the Transylvania Open on Thursday. Credit: PA

"I just thought the LTA had done so much for me and I just wanted them to have it as a sign for everything they had done for me through the young ages," she said.

"They played a huge role in my development so it's a little gift."

In response to Emma's comment's the LTA tweeted that it is taking good care of her trophy.

The British women's number one said the trophy was shipped straight to the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, shortly after her Grand Slam win.

"I don't know if it's there right now, but that's the address," she said.

Raducanu beat Romania's Ana Bogdan in straight sets on Thursday in her WTA Tour match.

She will play in the quarter-finals of the Transylvania Open this evening against Ukranian player Marta Kostyuk.