The Duchess of Cambridge played tennis with Emma Raducanu to celebrate her teenage historic victory at the US Open.
An avid sports fan and patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, the 39-year-old royal family met 18-year-old Emma at the National Tennis Center in Roehampton, London.
Emma was the first British woman to win a Grand Slam event 44 years before she won New York earlier this month. She chatted with the Duchess before a brief doubles match and marked her return.
The tennis star was impressed with the skill of her royal partner who described Catherine’s forehand as “incredible.”
Royal led Emma’s celebration after defeating Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez in a straight set to win the title in Flushing Meadows.
In a rare personal tweet from the Kensington Royal Twitter account, Catherine wrote:
“@LeylahFernandez did a great job at this year’s #USOpen. I was very happy to see it. C.”
Queen Elizabeth also congratulated Emma following her amazing victory.
The 95-year-old monarch said:
“This is a remarkable achievement at such a young age and a testament to your efforts and dedication.”
The Queen hopes that the efforts of both Emma and Leila will inspire the “next generation.”
“Your outstanding performance, and the performance of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, is sure to inspire the next generation of tennis players,” she added.
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