US Open winner Emma Raducanu caught up with some of the biggest names in fashion and celebrity after receiving an invitation to the Met Gala.
The 18-year-old won her first major tournament on Saturday and found herself on a carpet with A-stars 48 hours later at one of the most exclusive events of the year.
As a token of their newfound superstar, Raducanu joined Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer Lopez and Billie Eilish at the Met Gala, the annual soiree that raised funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
She wore a black and white Chanel ensemble to the event in New York City, nine miles from Flushing Meadows, where she won the US Open.
Raducanu, who graduated from high school a little over three months ago, also wore pearl jewelry to compliment her outfit.
The Met Gala invitation was just the latest recognition of the teen’s staggering success on the court.
She said she would frame the Queen’s congratulatory letter on her US Open triumph, which was sealed with her victory in the final against another teenager, Canadian Leylah Fernandez.
The Queen’s personal message to Raducanu, posted on the Royal Family website, read: “I congratulate you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships.
“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age and a testament to your hard work and dedication.
“I have no doubt that your outstanding performance and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez will inspire the next generation of tennis players.
“I send you and your many supporters my warmest congratulations.”
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