World’s sexiest tennis influencer tips British stars for big year

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Rachel Stuhlmann – dubbed the ‘World’s sexiest tennis influencer’ – has tipped two British stars to have a big year.

Rachel expects British prospect Jack Draper, 22, and former US Open champion Emma Raducanu, 21, to “mature and grow” in 2024.

Draper is currently ranked 61st and Raducanu is 301st after suffering from injuries and a loss of form since her dramatic Grand Slam win in 2021.

Rachel, who comes from St Louis, Missouri, told Jam Press: “I predict that Jack Draper will break into the top 20.

Jack Draper is tipped to break into the top 20 (Photo: Jam Press)

“And Emma Raducanu will re-enter the top 50.

“Jack ended 2023 so strong, playing amazingly well and winning the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in London.

“It was so fun to watch him mature and grow as a player in 2023, he had some big-time wins.”

The 31-year-old beauty added: “I’m very excited to watch Emma make her comeback this year. I hope she does as well as I expect her to.”

Emma Raducanu could re-enter the top 50 this year (Photo: Jam Press)

The influencer, who boasts 315,000 Instagram fans and 110,000 followers on X, suffered a serious spinal injury in a car accident in early December.

Rachel said: “I underwent anterior cervical disc replacement surgery to remove the C5-C6 disc in my neck and replace it with an artificial disc.

“I can’t wait to be feeling 100% again.”

Last year, the six-footer donned a fetching Union Jack bikini to pay tribute to Wimbledon.

Rachel suffered a spinal injury in a car accident in early December (Photo: Jam Press)

As she was unable to attend the tournament, Rachel decided to honour SW19 from her home in St Louis.

She said: “One of my favourite parts of Wimbledon is Kate Middleton presenting the trophies.

“I’ve never been the kind of person who gets star-stunned, but I think seeing or meeting her I might freak out.

“She’s perfection.”

Rachel played NCAA Division I tennis for the University of Missouri from 2010 to 2014, earning a national ranking in singles and doubles.

She then moved into journalism and modelling, and now uses her online profile to “keep pushing the sport of tennis forwards”.

She said: “My goal is to make the sport more mainstream and relatable – cool like other sports.”

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