Emma Raducanu to attend homecoming event shown live on BBC after US Open win

The BBC will celebrate Emma Raducanu 's incredible US Open triumph with a live screening of her special UK homecoming.

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has put together the soirée to mark the achievements of four British players who tasted success in Flushing Meadows earlier this month.

Raducanu, 18, stole the headlines and the nation's hearts by winning the women's singles tournament, becoming the first qualifier ever to scoop a Grand Slam trophy in the process.

The other British US Open champions are Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett, whose wheelchair doubles victory in New York secured a calendar slam, and Joe Salisbury, who won the mixed doubles with American Desirae Krawczyk.

The 30-minute event will be broadcast live from 12.30pm on Friday.

It will be shown on the BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport online and the Red Button, and also through the LTA's social media pages.

And if you miss it or you prefer to watch your programmes on terrestrial TV, it will be repeated at 3.15pm on BBC Two.

It will be made up of a live Q&A with Raducanu and her fellow players, as well as a host of tennis-themed activities.

The LTA said it hopes the event will help to "inspire a new wave of players to start their tennis journey".

For fans, it will be the first chance to watch Raducanu live since she beat Leylah Fernandez in the final of the US Open.

Her return to tennis action isn't far away, as she is set to return to the court in October.

Raducanu pulled out of next week's Chicago Fall Classic in order to focus more on her training.

But she has signed up for the Kremlin Cup in Moscow next month and before that is expected to make an appearance at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas, which begins on October 6.

Meanwhile, her next Grand Slam will be the Australian Open which is set to get underway on January 17.

While she has been spending some time with family since returning to Bromley from New York, she may have to cancel her Christmas plans if she wants to make it to Melbourne.

Her new ranking means she will not have to qualify for the tournament, but Australian Covid rules mean players will need to arrive in plenty of time so they can quarantine before taking part in warm-up tournaments.

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