In less than a month, Emma Radukano became a multi-billionaire and met the future queen.
Yet when she returned to her day job for the first time since winning the epic US Open, she insisted she would not change her winning formula.
Radukano, 18, made his debut in Indian Wells this week.
After winning in New York – the first qualifier to become a major champion – and banking on a 1.8 million prize money, Burt has emerged from backbiting to become perhaps the world’s most famous teenager.
He met the Duchess of Cambridge, attended the premiere of James Bond and had 2 million followers on Instagram.
“I don’t want to change anything. What brought me to this point is not to think differently,” Radukano said.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“I will continue my business and stay the same.
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“It’s been a cool three weeks. I’ve had to experience some great things I’ve probably never done before. Then I went straight back to training and focused on the competition.
“Even when I was at home, I didn’t really go out. I was just at home with my family.
“Nice to get support and kind messages from everyone – but I didn’t get too caught up in it.”
The highlight of the few weeks of the storm was not the invitation to the red carpet.
It was an intimate, quiet moment in a New York hotel as she spent the wee hours of the morning sharing the US Open victory with her team.
Since then, the coaching relationship with Andrew Richardson has ruthlessly ended and a vacancy has emerged.
Jeremy Bates, the former British No. 1, is working with him as a stop gap in California.
“I want to make sure I make the right decision,” Radukano said.
On Friday or Saturday, his opponent will be the winner of a tie between Maria Camilla Osorio and Alexandra Sasnovich.
Win it and it could be 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halp – who grew up in Radocano idolatry.
Although Serena Williams is on the run and Naomi Osaka is now facing off-court issues, women’s tennis still looks great thanks to the new youth crop.
Radukano added: “All the young players are pushing each other. The women’s game is still strong.
“The level is very high and anyone can really win most of the tournament.
“It looks great for the next generation.”