Raducanu ‘excellent’ – the Queen

Raducanu 'outstanding' - the Queen

2021-09-12 06:38:00

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

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

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

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

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

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “What a sensational match! Big 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 massive 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 turned the primary qualifier to win a significant and has performed so with out dropping a set.

“A star is born,” tennis legend Martina Navratilova mentioned. “Emma Raducanu makes historical past and she or he 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 actual deal and it’s a breath of recent air having an 18-year-old win the occasion.”

Raducanu, whose run to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon earlier this summer time 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 may have believed would occur,” the Australian mentioned on BBC Radio 5 Stay.

“I believe 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 position working for Amazon, mentioned: “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 will probably be turned the wrong way up however she has good folks round her and it is going to be a hell of a journey if she will keep harm free.”

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

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

By the tip 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 an incredible younger girl.”

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

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

It began a theme…

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

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

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