Emma Raducanu reveals thrill at meeting Lewis Hamilton as she rubbed shoulders with stars at Met Gala after US Open win


TENNIS star Emma Raducanu has revealed her thrill at meeting Lewis Hamilton as she rubbed shoulders with stars at the Met Gala.

The 18-year-old revealed she’s a vast fan of motorsports – and was so excited to fulfill the Formula 1 legend whereas in New York.

Emma Raducanu met Lewis Hamilton at the Met Gala – which she talked about was ‘actually cool’Credit: Getty
The tennis star is a massive fan of F1 legend Lewis Hamilton
The tennis star is a big fan of F1 legend Lewis HamiltonCredit: Getty

It comes after beaming Emma returned to her residence in Kent after her epic US Open win to reunite with her dad and mom – who she talked about are going to look after her prize cash.

Re-living her Met Gala debut, instructed BBC Breakfast: “I managed to go to some actually cool occasions and locations, at the Met Gala I spoke to Lewis Hamilton, which was actually cool being such a fan of a considerable quantity of sports activities actions, it was superb to see him and converse to him there.

“The Met was such an artistic event with great performances and I was very honoured and grateful to have been able to go.”

Emma furthermore added that she has unhealthy habits “like every other teenager”.

Asked what her dad and mom pull her up on, she talked about: “I’m not primarily in all probability essentially the most organised, so I’ve to work on that, and I’ve to work on tidying up, unpacking as a outcomes of I appear to depart out the suitcase even three weeks after my journey.

“I take my dishes after I eat, just the usual stuff. I’m honestly like every other teenager in that way.”

Speaking about her iconic tennis win, Emma added: “I actually really feel it is recurrently sinking in a bit additional as a outcomes of remaining evening I truly rewatched the ultimate phrase.

“I tried to re-live some of the moments and remember how it felt.

“But it’s still such a whirlwind of an experience and I’ve loved every moment of it. But it’s something that’s very difficult to comprehend.”

Emma added: “It’s humorous as a outcomes of as quickly as I was watching it, it virtually seems like ‘that is not me who’s collaborating in and pulling off a few of these images’, it feels want it’s one different explicit individual.

“I knew exactly what was going to happen but there were some very tense moments and rewatching it I was really proud of how I came through some tough moments.”

And correct now, she instructed Good Morning Britain: “I got home yesterday and it was really nice to spend time with my family. Slowly and gradually it’s starting to sinking in.”

She furthermore added that she had a humorous feeling that she was going to win the match on an ace serve all by the US Open, saying that there have been “a lot of emotions straight away.”

And alongside receiving a letter from the Queen, she talked about she acquired a telephone title from the Prime Minister congratulating her on her success.

Yesterday, the tennis star, 18, was all smiles as she strolled spherical Bromley in a navy tracksuit and t-shirt following her record-breaking win at the weekend.

The 18-year-old shared a doting smile and snicker with her dad, who stood proudly subsequent to his champion daughter exterior their residence this morning after she landed at Heathrow from New York.

Emma was in a black Range Rover adopted by one completely different stuffed with suited safety guards and a police automobile.

Standing alongside with her Dad Ian she beamed as she talked about: “It’s an superior feeling to be as soon as extra residence. I’ve been away for seven weeks so it is good to be as soon as extra.

“It’s nice to see them [her parents] again. I haven’t thought about what’s next. I’m just enjoying it and relaxing and recovering.”

When requested whether or not or not or not she was planning to have a catch up with mates or have a celebration to have pleasing with household, Emma talked about: “Not sure. Haven’t even thought about it.”

While the British film star may want lastly landed on residence turf, she acquired proper right here with out her prize. When requested the place the US Open trophy was, she revealed: “It’s getting shipped.”

The Grand Slam champion reunited with her father Ian who talked about when requested the way in which through which it felt to have his daughter as soon as extra residence: “I am so happy. I am very proud of her,” as the pair hugged.

They then went as soon as extra inside to the semi-detached household residence to have pleasing in private.

Three huge black suitcases – one with a Nike mannequin – have been lined up exterior the porch of the Nineteen Sixties semi-detached dwelling in suburban Bromley.

Meanwhile at her former primary faculty in Bickley, two huge Union Flags have been put up on the doorway gates with “Well Done Emma” on them.

Her return follows analysis that the tennis sensation is on probably the greatest methods to turning proper right into a £1billion athlete after attorneys raced to register her with trademark chiefs.

They have utilized all through the UK to safeguard the phrases “Emma Raducanu”, “Emma” and “Raducanu” — paving probably the greatest methods for her personal cosmetics, perfumes, clothes and footwear traces.

The 18-year-old Brit, with a Romanian dad and a Chinese mum, took the sporting world by storm on Saturday with her record-breaking US Open win.

That netted her £1.8million in prize cash alone. An extended occupation racking up additional Grand Slams will probably be price £100million in prizes.

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

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

And from royalty to tennis legends, the 18-year-old has acquired reward all by the globe after her epic sporting success.

Andy Murray hailed Raducanu’s “very special” US Open triumph and welcomed it as a vast enhance for British tennis.

The three-time principal champion talked about his compatriot’s success in New York confirmed what tennis insiders had acknowledged for some time – that she was “really, really good”.


Murray, who obtained the 2012 US Open, has frolicked mentoring Raducanu.

He is believed to have despatched a private message of congratulations to the 18-year-old and spoke to her specifically individual whereas they have been each competing in New York.

Among the plethora of congratulations messages for Raducanu was one from the Queen herself.

The teenager was considerably surprised by the phrases from Her Majesty and insists she will cherish the letter.

She talked about: “It meant everything to get a message from Her Majesty. She’s such a great inspiration and role model for the whole country so to have a note from her.

“I used to be terribly honoured and truly very grateful that she took uncover of my tennis. I am unable to give it some thought.

“I’m maybe going to frame that letter or something.”

The Monarch’s letter research: “It is a glorious achievement at such a youthful age, and is a testomony to your laborious work and dedication. 

“I have no doubt your outstanding performance, 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. “

The beaming 18-year-old said that she's just like every other teenager
The beaming 18-year-old talked about that she’s identical to each fully completely different teenager

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