Queen, Johnson Lead Celebrations As Britain’s Raducanu Win’s 2021 US Open

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Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada throughout their Women’s Singles last match on Day Thirteen of the 2021 US Open on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2021 within the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP


Emma Raducanu’s extraordinary US Open triumph on Saturday led to an explosion of pleasure in Britain, with Queen Elizabeth II main the celebrations because the 18-year-old qualifier made tennis historical past in New York.

Raducanu beat 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 to turn out to be Britain’s first girls’s Grand Slam singles champion since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977, and the primary participant to win a serious after coming via a qualifying match.

“I send my congratulations to you on your success,” the Queen stated. “It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.”

Raducanu’s win even managed to knock soccer celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-goal return to Manchester United off Sunday morning’s UK newspaper entrance pages.

The Express referred to as it “Absolutely Emm-ense!” whereas the Telegraph proclaimed: “She did it!”

Social media caught hearth after Raducanu sealed the win with an ace.

Former England footballer Gary Lineker broke off from presenting the English Premier League highlights programme “Match of the Day” on BBC TV to submit:

“First time in my life I’ve ever tweeted whilst on air but my goodness what a performance, what a triumph, what an amazing young woman.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “What a sensational match! Huge congratulations to Emma Raducanu. You showed extraordinary skill, poise and guts and we are all hugely proud of you.”

Raducanu’s solely earlier Slam look, at Wimbledon in July, ended when she pulled out of her fourth-round match after an nervousness assault.

“Look at that bounce back @EmmaRaducanu US Open champion, amazing. Congratulations,” tweeted England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford, who had supplied help to Raducanu after her Wimbledon exit.

Raducanu was born in Canada to a Chinese mom and Romanian father, however grew up in Bromley in suburban south London after transferring to England on the age of two.

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 ‘It’s Mind Boggling’ 

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Winner Britain’s Emma Raducanu (L) receives her trophy from Billie Jean King after the 2021 US Open Tennis match girls’s singles last match on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on September 11, 2021. Kena Betancur / AFP


At her former tennis membership, Parklangley, members gathered in entrance of TVs Saturday night time to roar her to victory.

“I’m speechless. I’m sore and hoarse from screaming,” stated her former coach Suzanne Williams.

Former British primary Tim Henman, who was courtside, stated: “She will win more of these, she is that good. This is not some flash in the pan or fairytale. She is playing top-five tennis.”

Australian Grand Slam winner Pat Cash instructed BBC radio {that a} qualifier successful a serious is “something I never could have believed would happen. It’s mind boggling.”

And tennis nice Martina Navratilova tweeted: “A star is born — Emma Raducanu makes history… and she is just getting started. And will never have to qualify again:)”

In China, the place the match occurred within the early hours of Sunday, Tencent revealed an article with footage of Raducanu visiting China as a toddler.

“An ethnic Chinese won the US Open” it trumpeted. “She claimed that her motivation (or power) comes from her Chinese mother!”


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