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Emma Raducanu: The Queen praises ‘outstanding’ US Open victory

The 18-year-old from the UK beat fellow teen Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3, to say her first grand slam title and develop into the primary qualifier within the historical past of the Open Era to win a significant title.
In a letter, Queen Elizabeth II despatched her congratulations to the tennis famous person after she clinched the historic grand slam title.
“It is a outstanding achievement at such a younger age, and is testomony to your arduous work and dedication,” she wrote. “I’ve little question your excellent efficiency, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will encourage the subsequent era of tennis gamers. I ship my warmest good needs to you and your many supporters.”

Ranked one hundred and fiftieth on this planet getting into the match, Raducanu’s fairytale profitable run has been the factor of desires.

Raducanu hugs the US Open trophy.

The Briton didn’t drop a set on the best way to her maiden main title, exhibiting poise and composure which belied her years on the largest stage conceivable.

She turned the primary girl to win a significant title in her second grand slam occasion — Chris Evert and Venus Williams both bought to the ultimate of their third main, however each misplaced.

Raducanu additionally turned the youngest grand slam singles champion since 17-year-old Maria Sharapova gained Wimbledon in 2004.

Her achievement is made much more outstanding when one considers she has but to win a fundamental draw match on the WTA Tour. Now she is a grand slam winner.

Afterwards, she paid tribute to Fernandez and the robust check she put up within the remaining, in addition to hailing the way forward for ladies’s tennis.

“I hope we’ll play one another in additional finals and in additional matches on the Tour, on these levels, on such events like this on Arthur Ashe,” she informed CNN Sport’s Carolyn Manno.

“I imply it is so pleasurable and for the grand slam remaining right here to have two of us which are younger and coming via, it positively simply exhibits how robust the way forward for tennis is and hopefully we’ll be capable to comply with within the footsteps of a few of the legends which have performed and which are taking part in proper now.”

Raducanu celebrates winning championship point to defeat Fernandez.

‘A star is born’

The US Open’s first all-teen remaining since 1999 had the tennis world at a standstill.

And the 2 kids did not disappoint, displaying flashes of brilliance and resilience as they did battle at Flushing Meadows.

However, regardless of Fernandez’s greatest efforts, she was unable to cease Raducanu’s meteoric rise, changing into the UK’s first ladies’s grand slam singles champion in 44 years.

Messages of congratulations poured in for Raducanu within the aftermath alongside the Queen’s.

“A star is born,” Martina Navratilova, winner of 18 grand slam singles titles, tweeted. “Emma Raducanu makes historical past and she or he is simply getting began. And won’t ever should qualify once more.”

Billie Jean King, 18-time grand slam singles winner, praised the subsequent era of tennis gamers, in addition to the New York crowd.

“What a terrific show of competitors & maturity from two distinctive gamers,” she said.

“It is fantastic to see this era residing our dream. I am unable to keep in mind a US Open with higher crowd help. Thank you, NY, the best followers on this planet.”

Raducanu herself mentioned that the end result hadn’t fairly hit her simply but.

Raducanu Britain poses with the championship trophy after defeating Fernandez.

“It nonetheless hasn’t sunk in as a result of after the match, I have not actually had a second to only cease and simply embrace all the things that is simply occurred,” she defined.

“But I am unable to wait to only actually sink in with my crew tonight and luxuriate in and have a good time after which once I get again dwelling, to see everybody again dwelling. It’s been seven weeks away now so to go dwelling now, I’m simply actually excited to see my household and associates.”

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