Emma Raducanu admits Met Gala was scarier than US Open final after attending fashion’s biggest night out

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EMMA RADUCANU has admitted she was extra nervous posing for footage on the star-studded Met Gala than she was forward of her historic US Open triumph.

The 18-year-old sensation surprised the world by changing into the primary qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam title on Saturday.

Emma Raducanu joined the celebs on the purple carpet at New York’s Met GalaCredit: Getty
Three days earlier she was duelling with Canada's Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final
Three days earlier she was duelling with Canada’s Leylah Fernandez all through the US Open finalCredit: Alamy

Three gruelling weeks at Flushing Meadows acquired proper right here to a fairytale conclusion when she swept earlier Canada’s Leylah Fernandez to seal Britain’s first girls’s singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977.

Victory was adopted by a whirlwind 72 hours in New York – together with an invitation to the glitzy Met Gala – and Raducanu admitted to discovering her new movie star standing extra nerve-wracking than any Grand Slam final.

“It was funny because I was more nervous standing and waiting to take the photos at the Met than going out onto (stadium court Arthur) Ashe,” she prompt WTA Insider.

“It was such a specific expertise. It was a bit extra intimidating in the beginning nonetheless then I truly actually really feel like I’ve discovered that I can adapt fairly shortly and be taught on the job.

“I do not uncover one factor too intimidating, I actually really feel. It’s solely difficulty to do on account of I’m studying a lot about myself and what’s occurring in the entire strategy of making an attempt to regulate to factors I almost certainly would not have executed earlier than.

“But I’ve had pleasing doing the issues I’ve executed so far.

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Raducanu’s triumph has seen her life change earlier recognition after she picked up the coveted trophy and winner’s cheque of £1.8 million.

Messages of congratulations have flooded in from the likes of the Queen and PM Boris Johnson.

An invite to the Met Gala was accompanied by a tour of the New York Stock Exchange, whereas the starlet has seen her face go up on billboards all through the Big Apple.

Hailed as she has been for her psychological power, Raducanu insisted she was taking all of it in her stride.

She added: “Everything that is occurred all through the final 72 hours has been a lot pleasing and actually thrilling.

“I can not complain in the slightest degree on account of I’ve merely been having such a tremendous time and expertise in New York.

“It still hasn’t really sunk in, but occasionally I’ll remember that I won the US Open.”

History maker Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam on Saturday night
History maker Emma Raducanu turned the primary qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam on Saturday night

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