Emma Raducanu’s Best Moments On and Off The Court: From Wimbledon to the US Open, Met Gala and James Bond premiere
Emma Raducanu has enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2021 as she went from a relatively unknown teenager to US Open champion and her on-court success has resulted to a lot of special off-court moments.
It all started when the 18-year-old Raducanu enjoyed a brilliant run during her Wimbledon main draw debut, winning her first three matches in straight sets.
The teenager turned into an overnight sensation and quickly became a media darling before eventually exiting in the fourth round of her home Grand Slam.
It was only the start for Raducanu as she came through qualifying to reach the US Open main draw and then enjoyed another glorious run.
This time there was a fairytale ending in New York as went all the way, winning 10 matches in a row to become the first qualifier – man or woman – to win a Grand Slam.
It was a moment to savour for the teenager as she also ended Great Britain’s long wait for another women’s Grand Slam champion, becoming the first British woman’s major champion since Virginia Wade in 1977.
Her on-court success resulted in several off-court excursions as she was invited to attend the Met Gala in New York.
Soon she found herself playing tennis with royalty as she took part in a friendly game of tennis with the Duchess of Cambridge at the National Tennis Centre in London.
Next she found herself on the red carpet for the premier of the Bond film No Time To Die.
Raducanu had truly gone from unknown player to one of the biggest attractions in tennis.
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