Myleene Klass has revealed that Emma Raducanu inspired her own daughters to reach for the stars after her stunning victory at the US Open.
Pop star turned woman entrepreneur Klass spoke exclusively to Tennis365 about the most talked about teenager in the world who created one of the greatest stories in tennis history when she won her first Grand Slam qualifying in New York.
Speaking to us in association with CooperVision as she launched her myopia eye awareness campaign, mother of three Klass couldn’t contain her excitement when she spoke about 18-year-old Raducanu.
“It has become a verb in our home”, old Listen star Myleene said with a smile during our zoom call. “
“We tell my two daughters that they can ‘Raducanu it’ when they tell me that they can’t do something and that she is just wonderful. She is such a phenomenal role model.
“I had a daughter who looked like me when I was growing up in Norfolk and now my daughters have this amazing tennis player who represents so many people.
“Emma spoke about her mental toughness and everything she put on our TV screens at the US Open encompasses everything we want to see in our children as parents.
“You want your kids to understand that it takes hard work and determination to be successful in life and how wonderful it is to do it at such a young age that she understands that she needs to take care of her. body and mental health to achieve their goals.
“She speaks the same language as our children and is a perfect role model. Emma has done so well in her A levels and is such an inspiration on the tennis court as well, so she is an overall winner in life so far.
“She’s an example of someone who has reached the stars and got there and is proof that you don’t have to rank. Emma tried many different sports, took up tennis and what a great decision it was. It will be great to see his career develop from this incredible starting point. “
Klass has suffered from ocular myopia throughout her life, a condition that blurs distant objects, and she believes Raducanu’s success underscores the importance of eye health to children.
“There might be another Emma out there, but she wouldn’t be able to fulfill her dreams if she had a problem with her eyes and couldn’t see the ball properly,” she added.
“You need to get your kids checked early in life and make sure their eyesight is good, because without it it can be a life of headaches and shock, so we need to take our eye health very seriously. “
Myleene Klass is teaming up with CooperVision MiSight 1 day® contact lenses, in a campaign to raise awareness about the increase in myopia in children and the ability to slow its progression with their specialized contact lenses. For expert advice and to hear Myleene’s experience growing up with myopia, visit www.coopervision.co.uk/brilliantfutures.