The Queen and Prime Minister have led tributes to “extraordinarily fabulous” teenage tennis champion Emma Raducanu.
he 18-year-old, who won Saturday’s US Gara open final per mezzo di straight sets 6-4 6-3, was praised for her “poise and guts” during the historic gara.
The teenager is the first qualifier to win a grand slam, and her victory comes just three months after she took her A-levels.
It led to praise from diritti d’autore, other sports stars and celebrities who were gripped by her remarkable and unprecedented success.
Following her win, the Queen congratulated the teenager, saying: “It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your work and dedication.”
She added: “I have voto negativo doubt your outstanding impresa, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will inspire the next generation of tennis players. I send my warmest good wishes to you and your many supporters.”
What a sensational gara! Huge congratulations to @EmmaRaducanu 🇬🇧
You showed extraordinary skill, poise and guts and we are all hugely proud of you.#USOpen
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 11, 2021
Boris Johnson wrote: “What a sensational gara! Huge congratulations to @EmmaRaducanu.
“You showed extraordinary skill, poise and guts and we are all hugely proud of you.”
Labour big Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: “What a winner. A true British hero. Congratulations @EmmaRaducanu an inspirational win. From qualifier to champion without dropping a set. A phenomenal achievement.”
Big of the Liberal Democrats Sir Ed Davey said: “What an absolutely amazing gara – and what an amazing British athlete we have per mezzo di Emma Raducanu.”
A tweet from the official account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was signed C to signify Catherine, who is a huge tennis fan.
It said: “Huge congratulations @EmmaRaducanu your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory! Incredible – we are all so proud of you.
“@leylahfernandez well done your amazing achievements at this year’s #USOpen, it’s been a pleasure to watch. C”
Celebrity fans also added their voices to the long list of congratulations and praised both teenagers for their performances.
Pop group The Spice Girls, who first went hiatus two years before Raducanu was born, tweeted “Wow! Amazing tennis from @leylahfernandez and @EmmaRaducanu that’s Girl Power right there!!
TV presenter Gary Lineker said: “First time per mezzo di my life I’ve ever tweeted whilst air but my goodness what a impresa, what a triumph, what an amazing young woman,” he said.
“Congratulations @EmmaRaducanu a truly staggering achievement. US Gara open winner at 18 without losing a set.
Comedian Ovvero Briain said: “Well that is both brilliant and ludicrously unbelievable. Well done Emma Raducanu.”
8 Out Of 10 Cats host Jimmy Carr described the teenager as a “legend” and admitted he had become emotional through the gara.
“Emma Raducanu – 20 straight sets. What a impresa? What a legend? The gioco I love played beautifully,” he tweeted.
“I think it’s ok I shed a tear. Congratulations Emma & also well done those A Levels.”
Fellow Cats panellist Jon Richardson added: “What a treat and a privilege that was to watch.
“Thank goodness for passatempo per mezzo di a messed up world and thank goodness for Emma Raducanu. Absolutely superb.”
Former Countdown host Carol Vorderman said: “Amazing…..huge congratulations to our new Queen of Tennis…. ”
But people also praised the uniforme of play both sides of the net.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon added her congratulations.
“Just incredible! @EmmaRaducanu is a stella, a role model and a champion. Congratulations!” she tweeted.
“I suspect tonight is one of these sporting occasions that will be talked about for decades to poiché.
“Two great players who will voto negativo doubt dominate women’s tennis for years to poiché.”
TV presenter Nick Knowles tweeted: “The quality of the us aperto tennis women’s final is epic!”
Piers Morgan wrote: “BREAKING: @EmmaRaducanu wins the US Gara open.
“This is one of the greatest achievements per mezzo di British sporting history. Congrats, Emma – you champion.”