• September 17, 2021

Exclusive: Emma Raducanu gets message from the Queen, Gary Lineker tweets during MOTD, Harry Kane ‘proud’

 Exclusive: Emma Raducanu gets message from the Queen, Gary Lineker tweets during MOTD, Harry Kane ‘proud’


Britain has a new superstar in teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu.

The nation was glued to television screens around the country last night to watch the 18-year-old in the US Open final and saw her become Britain’s first Grand Slam champion in 44 years.

The teenager has pulled one of the greatest feats in tennis history

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The teenager has pulled one of the greatest feats in tennis history

Her run to claim the trophy at Flushing Meadows will go down in history as one of the great sporting moments, being the first person ever to win a slam after coming through qualifying.

Raducanu could scarcely believe it herself and there were plenty of messages of support flooding in from just about everyone. From footballers, to politicians, and even the Queen.

Following her win, Her Majesty congratulated the teenager, saying: “It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.”

She added: “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.”

Raducanu could not believe she had become a Grand Slam champion

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Raducanu could not believe she had become a Grand Slam champion

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also hailed her achievement, writing on Twitter: “Huge congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!

“Incredible – we are all so proud of you. @LeylahFernandez well done on your amazing achievements at this year’s #USOpen , it’s been a pleasure to watch. C”

Boris Johnson wrote: “What a sensational match! Huge congratulations to @EmmaRaducanu.

“You showed extraordinary skill, poise and guts and we are all hugely proud of you.”

Raducanu posed for the trophy on Arthur Ashe Court after the crowd were long gone

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Raducanu posed for the trophy on Arthur Ashe Court after the crowd were long gone

While in the world of football a certain Cristiano Ronaldo made a return to Old Trafford and scored twice on his second debut.

That match wasn’t shown on live TV, so Match of the Day was the natural place to get the first glimpse of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

But Raducanu’s incredible exploits took priority, even Marcus Rashford tweeted Gary Lineker urging them to ‘push it back, the tennis is on’.

Gary Lineker said: “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,” he said.

“Congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on a truly staggering achievement. US Open winner at 18 without losing a set.

“Extraordinarily fabulous.”

It was the first major final between two teenagers since 1999

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It was the first major final between two teenagers since 1999

England captain Harry Kane paid tribute to Raducanu on Sunday morning, tweeting: “Amazing achievement @EmmaRaducanu. Done yourself and the whole country proud. Congratulations!”

Four-time US Open winner Billie Jean King was present to watch Raducanu beat Fernandez in New York.

She said on Twitter: “What a terrific display of competition and maturity from two exceptional players. It is wonderful to see this generation living our dream.

“I can’t remember a #USOpen with better crowd support. Thank you, NY, the greatest fans in the world. And congratulations, Emma!”

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