Emma Raducanu: US Open champion ‘excellent’, says the Queen

The Queen led the congratulations to Emma Raducanu after the 18-year-old clinched the US Open title with a surprising victory in New York.

Raducanu beat fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 to finish Britain’s 44-year look forward to a girls’s Grand Slam singles champion.

“I ship my congratulations to you in your success,” the Queen stated.

“It’s a outstanding achievement at such a younger age, and is testomony to your arduous work and dedication.”

In an announcement, the monarch added: “I’ve little question your excellent efficiency, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will encourage the following era of tennis gamers.”

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “What a sensational match! Enormous congratulations to Emma Raducanu.

“You confirmed extraordinary ability, poise and guts and we’re all vastly pleased with you.”

It was a historic evening for British sport’s latest star which led pundits to foretell large issues and seemingly introduced the UK to a standstill…

‘A star is born’, ‘a future world primary’ – reward pours in for Raducanu

Raducanu is the youngest Grand Slam champion since Maria Sharapova in 2004

Virginia Wade, who was current at Arthur Ashe Stadium to witness Raducanu’s win, was the final British girl to win a Grand Slam singles title – at Wimbledon in 1977.

In an unprecedented run Raducanu grew to become the primary qualifier to win a significant and has completed so with out dropping a set.

“A star is born,” tennis legend Martina Navratilova stated. “Emma Raducanu makes historical past and he or she is simply getting began.”

Former British primary Greg Rusedski, talking to Amazon Prime, added: “She goes to be a multi-Grand Slam winner, a world primary.

“She is the true deal and it’s a breath of contemporary air having an 18-year-old win the occasion.”

Raducanu, whose run to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon earlier this summer season is her solely different Grand Slam look, will take house £1.8m in prize cash and rise from a hundred and fiftieth to twenty third on the planet rankings.

Former Wimbledon champion Pat Money described her success as “mindboggling”.

“This [a qualifier winning a Grand Slam] is one thing I by no means might have believed would occur,” the Australian stated on BBC Radio 5 Stay.

“I feel I’m going to get up. It’s so unbelievable. It’s flabbergasting to see this efficiency.”

Tim Henman, one other ex-British primary who was courtside in his function working for Amazon, stated: “She is going to win extra of those [Grand Slams], she is that good.

“This isn’t some flash within the pan or fairytale. She is enjoying ‘top-five tennis’.

“Her world can be turned the wrong way up however she has good individuals round her and it is going to be a hell of a journey if she will be able to keep damage free.”

‘Delay MOTD!’ & subtly checking scores at weddings – the UK is gripped by Raducanu

Raducanu received the title with an aesthetic efficiency in a high-calibre match towards Canada’s Fernandez that lasted nearly two hours.

By the top it seems as if it had the UK gripped, with many individuals tweeting to ask for Match of the Day to be delayed.

Presenter Gary Lineker tweeted: “First time in my life I’ve ever tweeted while on air however my goodness what a efficiency, what a triumph, what a tremendous younger girl.”

All through the match BBC Sport additionally acquired numerous messages from followers nervously following the motion.

“I am presently at a marriage, subtly checking on the rating. COME ON EMMA!! From everybody at Will & Josie’s wedding ceremony” stated one texter.

It began a theme…

Manny in Manchester added: “I am presently at a marriage NOT subtly checking the rating. Sorry Chloe. Come on Emma.”

And Ben in London stated: “We’re all at Laura and George’s wedding ceremony – do not cease me now! Cannot not test the rating! Come on Raducanu!!!”

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