The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, has taken to Twitter to congratulate Emma Radacanu on her Grand Slam victory at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York. Radacanu won the US Open final against Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in a breathtaking 6-4 6-3 match.
Kate Middleton responded to Radacanu’s win by posting on her joint account with Prince William.
She wrote: “Huge congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!
“Incredible –we are all so proud of you.”
But the Duchess also praised Radacanu’s opponent.
‘So proud of you!’ Kate Middleton lauds Emma Raducanu’s record-breaking US Open victory
Radacanu won the US Open final against Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in a breathtaking 6-4 6-3 match.
Leylah Fernandez, 19, reached her first Grand Slam final when she took to the court with Radacanu.
Kate also said on the Kensington Royal account: “@leylahfernandez well done on your amazing achievements at this year’s #USOpen, it’s been a pleasure to watch.”
The Duchess was joined by her in-laws, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in celebrating Radacanu’s victory.
Clarence House posted on the same social media website: “Congratulations to @EmmaRaducanu on your #USOpen win – what a fantastic achievement!
The Duchess was joined by her in-laws, in celebrating Radacuna’s victory.
“We are all so proud.
“Well done to @LeylahFernandez today too.”
The 18-year-old’s victory was also a historic moment for British tennis as she was the youngest Briton to reach a US Open Final in the Open era and the first female tennis player from the UK to become a Grand Slam champion since 1977.
The previously 150th-ranked tennis player is also the first qualifier to emerge triumphant in any one of the four majors.
Victory will see her take home £1.8million in prize money, and leap up the rankings to No23, also becoming the British number one.
Raducanu’s fantastic achievement comes just weeks after she picked up an A* in A Level maths and an A in economics.