TOP tennis coach Jon Lee is hoping Emma Raducanu shock US Open success can encourage more female players to take up the sport.

Raducanu came through qualifying before being crowned champion in New York on Saturday night.

And Lee, the racquets manager at David Lloyd Southend, wants the 18-year-old’s rapid rise to stardom to help raise interest in tennis.

“Hopefully the LTA can promote and use this fabulous success and bring more and more girls into the game,” said Lee, an LTA level five master club coach.

“It was an amazing result for Emma and it was great for her and for British tennis.

“She’s so far beyond her years in maturity and her speed of development since Wimbledon is phenomenal.

“Whoever coached her in her younger years did a great job technically.

“She moves superbly, loads her legs great on her ground strokes and has superb balance.

“She has great technique too on her serve which is only going to get harder.”

Raducanu did not drop a single set on her way to winning the US Open.

And Lee was impressed with how the talented teenager was able to dictate play.

“The most impressive thing of all is her tactical awareness and choice of shots when under pressure,” said Lee.

“She dictates the points so well too.

“She’s the full package and her interviews were so well spoken with such common sense.

“She’s a marketing dream and already winning the US Open will be worth £100 million.”