Emma Raducanu speaks to Boris Johnson on phone after US Open win as PM congratulates star’s ‘determination and skill’
BORIS JOHNSON phoned Emma Raducanu and congratulated the US Open champion on her ‘dedication and ability’.
The teenage sensation blew the sector away at Flushing Meadows to storm to a historic victory.
She accomplished the job with a 6-4 6-3 win over Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez on Saturday night time, making certain she went the entire marketing campaign – together with qualifying – with out dropping a set.
And Prime Minister Johnson – an avid tennis fan – chatted to Raducanu on Tuesday afternoon to ship his finest needs.
A Downing Street spokesperson mentioned: “The Prime Minister spoke to Emma Raducanu this afternoon to congratulate her on her improbable victory on the US Open.
“He praised her dedication, ability and psychological energy throughout a sequence of robust matches, and mentioned the entire of the UK had united behind her success.
“Both the Prime Minister and Emma agreed on the importance of continuing to support grassroots tennis, and in encouraging young people to take up the game.”
Raducanu, 18, has had a busy time since changing into the primary British lady to win a Grand Slam singles title since 1977 – a lot so she didn’t test her phone for the primary two days.
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She carried out loads of media duties late into the night time on Saturday and then once more on Sunday, both aspect of sushi and Sweet Caroline at the back of the minibus into city.
And on Monday she appeared on breakfast TV reveals Good Morning America and Today.
After that, it was time for some sightseeing round New York, together with recognizing herself on a large billboard Nike advert.
And final night time, the Bromley ace rubbed shoulders with A-listers galore as she dressed up for the Met Gala.
She arrived for final night time’s bash, recognized as the Oscars of style, sporting a Chanel handkerchief skirt together with a cropped camisole and outsized floral print shirt.
Johnson was one of many hundreds to ship their finest needs instantly after Saturday’s win.
The Queen despatched a letter Raducanu plans to body, whereas the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Marcus Rashford and Liam Gallagher additionally tweeted.