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Emma Raducanu explains the new hobby she’s picked up during her trip to China


Professional tennis players are known to spend endless hours on the court during both practice and matches.

For Emma Raducanu, her hobbies off the court cover a variety of genres, and the British star has recently discovered a new pastime.

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Raducanu has been on her travels as she works her way back to fitnessCredit: @emmaraducanu Instagram

The 20-year-old is currently working on her comeback to tennis after undergoing surgery earlier in the year.

She had operations on both her hands and one of her ankles but has been seen back on the court for practice.

Some of her efforts to finally secure a return have come on her trip to the Chinese city of Shenyang, where her mother was born.

Raducanu has not been shy to immerse herself in the culture as she has now taken up the famous tiled-based game Mahjong.

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Speaking to Porsche, she said; “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.”

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

It’s clearly something that has caught on with Raducanu, who has ‘various’ hobbies to choose from when away from tennis.

“They include Mahjong, piano, reading, learning new cultures and languages, motorsport, driving and diving.”

It seems as though she has become a fan of the Chinese game Mahjong

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It seems as though she has become a fan of the Chinese game MahjongCredit: Getty
Raducanu has been out of action since April

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Raducanu has been out of action since AprilCredit: Getty

She added: “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.”

Raducanu last played in the Stuttgart Open back in April and as her wrist problems continued she pulled out of the Madrid Open.

Her road to recovery means she missed the US Open earlier in the month, with fans hoping they can see her back on court very soon.





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