Sumary of Emma Radacanu’s US Open success celebrated as she receives message from the Queen:
- } }Play VideoVideoEmma Raducanu makes history at US OpenShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkThe Queen has sent US Open champion Emma Raducanu a message of congratulations and hailed her “remarkable achievement” after the teenager became Great Britain’s first female grand slam winner in 44 years.
- A 6-4 6-3 win over Leylah Fernandez ensured the 18-year-old followed in the footsteps of Virginia Wade, who lifted the Wimbledon trophy in 1977.Raducanu became the first qualifier to ever win a grand slam and was victorious in all 20 sets she played in qualifying and the main draw at Flushing Meadows.
- ’Camera IconEmma Raducanu (r) has beaten Leylah Fernandez in the first slam final between two unseeded players.
- “I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships,” a message from The Queen to Raducanu read.
- ”Tim Henman, who reached the semi-finals of the US Open in 2004, had been a constant source of support for Raducanu courtside in New York and believes more titles will follow this debut win.
- ”Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to Toronto-born Raducanu, he wrote on Twitter: “What a sensational match!