Among the plethora of congratulations she has been receiving after lifting the US Open trophy, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu also got praised by Queen Elizabeth II for her impeccable Grand Slam run, ended with the straight-sets victory over Canadian Leylah Fernandez.
“I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships. It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication. 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,” said Queen Elizabeth in an official message.
Other famous British people who congratulated Raducanu
Besides the Queen, other British high-profile individuals like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praised the 18-year-old, who moved to England with her Romanian father and Chinese mother when she was two years old.
“Huge congratulations Emma Raducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!” the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrote on Twitter.
England’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson also paid his respects to his compatriot. “What a sensational match! Huge congratulations to Emma Raducanu. You showed extraordinary skill, poise, and guts, and we are all hugely proud of you,” wrote Boris Johnson on Twitter.
Furthermore, Harry Kane, one of Tottenham’s most efficient strikers and the captain of the English national football team, also reacted to Raducanu’s US Open victory: “Amazing achievement Emma Raducanu. Done yourself and the whole country proud. Congratulations,” Kane tweeted.
Emma Raducanu is a Toronto-born British citizen with Romanian and Chinese origins. This is one of the reasons why marketing experts drew out parallels between her and Naomi Osaka.
Photo credits: Joel Rose (Queen Elizabeth) / Profimedia Images (Raducanu)