‘A remarkable achievement at such a young age’ – the Queen leads congratulations to Raducanu

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The Queen has led the congratulations to Emma Raducanu after the 18-year-old clinched the US Open title with a stunning victory in New York.

Raducanu beat fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 to end Britain’s 44-year wait for a women’s Grand Slam singles champion.

“I send my congratulations to you on your success,” the Queen said.

“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.”

In a statement, the monarch added: “I have no doubt your outstanding performance, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will inspire the next generation of tennis players.”

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “What a sensational match! Huge congratulations to Emma Raducanu.

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

More to follow.

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