The Queen and Prime Minister paid tribute to the “extraordinarily fabulous” teenage tennis champion Emma Raducanu.
The 18-year-old, who won the US Open final on Saturday in straight sets, was praised for her “poise and courage” during the historic game.
Following her victory, the Queen congratulated the teenage girl on her “remarkable performance at such a young age” and said she and her opponent Leylah Fernandez would “inspire the next generation of tennis players”.
Boris Johnson praised Raducanu’s “exceptional demeanor and courage” during the “sensational game”.
A tweet from the official account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge congratulated the teenager and her opponent on their “amazing performances” at the tournament.
“Congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your impressive achievements and your historic Grand Slam victory! Incredible – we’re all so proud of you.
“@Leylahfernandez well done for your amazing accomplishments at this year’s #USOpen, it was a pleasure to watch. C ”
A personal message from the monarch posted on the Royal Family website read: “I congratulate you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships. It’s 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. “
The Prime Minister wrote: “What a sensational game! Congratulations to @EmmaRaducanu. You have shown extraordinary ability, poise and courage and we are all very proud of you. “
Celebrity fans also added their voices to the long list of congratulations, praising both teenagers for their achievements.
Pop group The Spice Girls tweeted “Wow! Great tennis from @leylahfernandez and @EmmaRaducanu, that’s Girl Power! Congratulations Emma. “
TV host Gary Lineker said, “The first time in my life I tweeted on the show, but my goodness, what an achievement, what a triumph, what an amazing young woman,” he said. “Congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on a really amazing achievement.
“Winner of the US Open at the age of 18 without losing a set. Exceptionally fabulous.”
Comedian Dara O Briain said, “Well this is both brilliant and ridiculously incredible. Well done Emma Raducanu. “
8 out of 10 Cats host Jimmy Carr described the teenager as a “legend” and admitted that the game had made him emotional.
“Emma Raducanu – 20 sentences in a row. What kind of achievement? What kind of legend? The game I love played wonderfully, ”he tweeted.
“I think it’s okay that I shed a tear. Congratulations Emma & also well done on these A levels. “
Jon Richardson, a panelist for Fellow Cats, added, “What a treat and a privilege to see it.
“Thank God for sport in a messed up world and thank God for Emma Raducanu. Absolutely great. “
Former Countdown Host Carol Vorderman said, “Amazing ….. big congratulations to our new queen of tennis …. ”
But people also praised the level of play on both sides of the net.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon added her congratulations.
“Just amazing! @EmmaRaducanu is a star, role model and champion. Congratulations!” she tweeted.
“I suspect tonight is one of those sporting occasions that will be talked about for decades. Two great players who will undoubtedly dominate women’s tennis for years. “
TV presenter Nick Knowles tweeted: “The quality of the US Open Tennis Women Finals is epic!”
Piers Morgan wrote: “BREAKING: @EmmaRaducanu wins the US Open. This is one of the greatest achievements in British sports history. Congratulations, Emma – you champion. “
At the start of the game, Liberal Democrat Chairman Sir Ed Davey said, “What an absolutely amazing game – and what a great British athlete we have in Emma Raducanu.”
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