‘Incredible achievement!’ Kate Middleton praises Emma Raducanu for reaching US open final


    Emma Raducanu became the first British woman to reach the final at Flushing Meadows since 1968. The teenager from Bromley beat Maria Sakkari of Greece in straight sets in New York in the semi-final and will now face Canadian Leylah Fernandez for the title on Saturday.

    Congratulating the British teen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tweeted: “What an incredible achievement at this year’s #USOpen @EmmaRaducanu!”

    It continued: “We will all be rooting for you tomorrow.”

    “Wishing you the best of luck!“

    Kate Middleton is patron of the All-England Lawn Tennis Club and enjoys attending Wimbledon each year.

    Emma Raducanu is the youngest British tennis player to reach the US Open final in the Open era.

    The teenager grew up in Bromley and has not even dropped a set during her run to the final.

    If she becomes victorious, she will be the first British woman to win a grand slam singles trophy since 1977, when Virginia Wade won Wimbledon.

    Raducanu told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I never thought it would come this early to be in a Grand Slam final.

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    England footballer Marcus Rashford wrote on Twitter: “Congrats Emma Raducanu, what an achievement already!! Good luck this weekend we’ll all be cheering you on back home.”

    Unfortunately, Raducanu’s parents will not be able to attend the final due to Covid travel restrictions.


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