Emma Raducanu beamed and laughed in an England shirt as she arrived for training ahead of Wimbledon on Sunday morning.

The tennis star showed off her ball-catching ability at the All England Club in SW19, perhaps in an audition to be Jordan Pickford’s long-term successor. 

Raducanu turned up clutching a personalised Dior bag bearing her first name and decked out in a full England kit with shirt and shorts. 

That tote bag costs to the tune of £2,400 and is based around the Zodiac signs, with astrology being important to designer Christian Dior himself.  

Victory, however, would be priceless for both England this summer and Raducanu, who has been handed a stern first-round test in the women’s singles in the form of 22nd seed Ekaterina Alexandrova. 

Emma Raducanu wore an England kit and clutched a £2,400 Christian Dior bag to practice ahead of Wimbledon

A gleeful Raducanu took part in catching practice ahead of the tennis tournament, which starts on Monday

A gleeful Raducanu took part in catching practice ahead of the tennis tournament, which starts on Monday 

She also got in the zone by wearing Air Pods as she went through a routine not dissimilar to the one Jordan Pickford will undergo tonight

She also got in the zone by wearing Air Pods as she went through a routine not dissimilar to the one Jordan Pickford will undergo tonight

The 21-year-old was all smiles ahead of her match-up with Ekaterina Alexandrova on Monday

The 21-year-old was all smiles ahead of her match-up with Ekaterina Alexandrova on Monday

She missed last year’s Wimbledon as she underwent rehabilitation from surgeries to both wrists and an ankle.

Now Raducanu is back and hoping to better what marked an impressive debut at the grass-court tournament in 2021, when she reached the fourth round as a wildcard entry, which she is again this year.  

Her bag’s official name is the Medium Dior Book Tote from the Niki De Saint Phalle Capsule, which ‘weaves mystical elements into its creations’. 

Niki De Saint Phalle was a French-American artist, to whom the range pays tribute. 

During catching practice the tennis star wore also Air Pods to get herself in the zone. 

England will be requiring that same calm when they contest their Euro 2024 last-16 clash with Slovakia. 

Though they have never lost to the central European nation in six encounters, winning five, Gareth Southgate’s men know they are a potential banana skin.

Her Christian Dior bag costs to the tune of £2,400 and features designs based on Zodiac signs

Her Christian Dior bag costs to the tune of £2,400 and features designs based on Zodiac signs

Raducanu is a wildcard entry this time, as she was in 2021 when she reached the fourth round

Raducanu is a wildcard entry this time, as she was in 2021 when she reached the fourth round

She reached the quarter-finals at Eastbourne and has been in good spirits ahead of Wimbledon

She reached the quarter-finals at Eastbourne and has been in good spirits ahead of Wimbledon

Raducanu got behind the Three Lions by wearing the kit, while Mail Sport has launched a 'We're backing England' campaign

Raducanu got behind the Three Lions by wearing the kit, while Mail Sport has launched a ‘We’re backing England’ campaign 

She missed Wimbledon last year as she recovered from surgery on both wrists and an ankle

She missed Wimbledon last year as she recovered from surgery on both wrists and an ankle

Switzerland took full advantage of an ailing Italy side to win 2-0 on Saturday and the Swiss would be England’s quarter-final opponents if the Three Lions advance.

Meanwhile, while Denmark lost 2-0 to Germany, they could have have dumped out the hosts and thought they were in the lead in the second half until Joachim Andersen’s goal was ruled out.

WE’RE BACKING ENGLAND! MAIL SPORT LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF THREE LIONS 

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