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US Open champion Emma Raducanu receives messages from famous fans after epic win

Emma Raducanu became the first British woman to win the US Open since Virginia Wade in 1968. She defeated Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 to triumph at Flushing Meadows.

Emma Raducanu: British teen wins US Open

Messages have poured in for Emma Raducanu following her historic win at the US Open.

The Brit defeated fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 to win her first ever grand slam title.

The 18-year-old came through the qualifying rounds and surged through the field to create history.

Many famous faces have paid tribute to the tennis player who became the first ever qualifier to win a grand slam.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tweeted: “Huge congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory! Incredible –we are all so proud of you.”

Manchester United Striker Marcus Rashford posted: “Look at that bounce back @EmmaRaducanu US Open champion, amazing. Congratulations.”

While Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker wrote: “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. Congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on a truly staggering achievement. US Open winner at 18 without losing a set. Extraordinarily fabulous.”

Following her monumental win, an ecstatic Raducanu said: “First of all, I really want to congratulate Leylah and her team, she played some incredible tennis and has beaten some of the top players in the world. The level was extremely high and I hope we play each other in many more tournaments and hopefully finals.

“As for this three weeks in New York, I would say having such a supportive team, the LTA my agent, and everyone back home watching on TV, thank you so much for your support over the years.”

She added: “Thank you for making me feel so at home from my first qualifying match, you have spurred me on in some difficult moments and I hope me and Leylah put on a good match today.”

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Emma Raducanu wins the 2021 US Open
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