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

The Queen has praised Emma Raducanu’s “outstanding” US Open victory on Saturday, calling it a “remarkable achievement.”
The 18-year-old from the UK beat fellow teen Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3, to claim her first grand slam title and become the first qualifier in the history of the Open Era to win a major title.
In a letter, Queen Elizabeth II sent her congratulations to the tennis superstar after she clinched the historic grand slam title.



“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication,” she wrote. “I have no doubt your outstanding performance, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will inspire the next generation of tennis players. I send my warmest good wishes to you and your many supporters.”

Ranked 150th in the world entering the tournament, Raducanu’s fairytale winning run has been the thing of dreams.

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