The stalker of Britain’s No 1 women’s singles player Emma Raducanu been caught and convicted.
A 35-year-old man, Amrit Magar was found guilty by Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday after allegedly stalking the US Open champion since December.
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The former delivery driver had been captured on the door camera of Raducanu’s London-home numerous. He left a love note, flowers and also, on one occasion, a hand-drawn map charting out the 23-mile journey by foot from his home to Raducanu’s residence.
The World No 18 has subsequently been rattled.
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“Since all this has happened, I have felt creeped out,” she said in a statement to the court, as reported by the Daily Mail.
“I feel very apprehensive if I go out, especially if I’m on my own.
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“Because of this I feel like my freedom has been taken away from me. I am constantly looking over my shoulder. I feel on edge and worried this could happen again. I don’t feel safe in my own home which is where I should feel safest.”
Out of form
Since the high of becoming the only qualifier to go on to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era, Raducanu has had a torrid time on court.
The 19-year-old crashed in the second round of the Australian Open, losing in three sets to Danka Kovinic.
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Since the triumph in New York, she has played eight matches, winning only three.