Sunday, September 19, 2021

Queen Elizabeth Felicitates Raducanu for Winning US Open In Over Four Decades

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There is joy in Britain over Emma Raducanu’s US Open victory with Queen Elizabeth II leading the celebrations as the 18-year-old qualifier made tennis history in New York.

Raducanu beat 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 to set records of Britain’s first women’s Grand Slam singles champion since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977, and the first player to win a major after coming through a qualifying tournament.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also congratulated Raducanu for showing extraordinary skills to win the last Grand Slam of the year.

Her first previous Slam appearance was at Wimbledon in July which ended when she pulled out of her fourth-round match after an anxiety attack.