Emma Raducanu poses in New York with long-time friend who was by her side at US Open when parents couldn’t travel

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EMMA RADUCANU has been absorbing the New York setting with her childhood friend after an astonishing US Open victory.

The 18-year-old beat Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 to say her first Grand Slam title, turning into the primary qualifier to ever win a extreme and first British girl to win a Slam in 44 years.

Raducanu and Heynold beloved the sights in New York
The pair have known each other since they were just six years of age
The pair have acknowledged one another since that they’d been merely six years of age

Since then, Raducanu has been snapped all by New York and was seen at the Met Gala on Monday night time alongside with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Megan Fox.

And now her long-time friend Benjamin Heynold, 19, has posted {{a photograph}} of the pair on social media alongside with the caption: “History.”

Raducanu and Heynold have acknowledged one another since that they’d been merely six years earlier.

It’s understood the US Open champion’s childhood pal was by her side all by technique of her extraordinary run at Flushing Meadows, conserving her company as her parents couldn’t attend the occasion on account of coronavirus restrictions.

After her victory, she talked about: “I converse to my parents, we do not actually speak about heaps about tennis nonetheless they merely actually need to perceive how I’m in these moments.


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Raducanu is playing in just her first season on the WTA Tour
Raducanu is collaborating in in merely her first season on the WTA TourCredit: instagram/EMMA RADUCANU
Heynold joined up with Raducanu as he is currently studying in the US
Heynold joined up with Raducanu as he’s presently discovering out in the USCredit: FACEBOOK/BEN HEYNOLD

“And, you perceive, to not have them correct proper right here with me, I would want cherished them to be correct proper right here and we’ll all have time collectively or they may very successfully be with me and expertise the an an identical factors nonetheless you perceive, they’re watching from residence very proud. 

“My dad said to me ‘you’re even better than your dad thought’ so that was reassuring.

“My dad’s definitely very tough to please but I managed to today.”

Raducanu’s friend Heynold furthermore carried out tennis all by their youth and the pair generally competed collectively in the junior ranks.

They would each go on to play for the Great Britain workforce and featured in entrance of an unlimited crowd in a charity occasion at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017.

But in distinction to Raducanu, Heynold then packed in tennis and went to look at in America.

This allowed him to fulfill up with his earlier friend all by her time at the US Open as he wasn’t topic to travel restrictions.

Following her Grand Slam victory, Raducanu moved as so much as No23 in the world and is now furthermore the British No1.

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