WATCH: Incredible scenes at Emma Raducanu’s tennis club as she wins US Open
Celebrations erupted across the UK as Emma Raducanu won the US Open and none more so that at her local tennis club.
The Parklangley tennis club in Kent was the venue that saw Raducanu hone her remarkable talents and the coaching staff that helped her become a tennis superstar could not contain their delight as their girl had her moment of glory in New York.
— The Parklangley Club (@parklangleyclub) September 11, 2021
The tributes flowed in from the great and good of tennis, with the Rod Laver and Martina Navratilova offering words of congratulations to Raducanu:
Well done Emma Raducanu, the first of many duels with Leylah Fernandez. I've no doubt many more majors await for both of you. Another historic moment at the #USOpen – congratulations🚀
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) September 11, 2021
A star is born- Emma Raducanu makes history – never has a qualifier won a major- men or women- and she is just getting started. And will never have to qualify again:)
Leylah Fernandez will be back -both are champions but Emma has the trophy- well done!!!#USOpen
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) September 11, 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was quick to praise Raducanu on Twitter:
What a sensational match! Huge congratulations to @EmmaRaducanu 🇬🇧
You showed extraordinary skill, poise and guts and we are all hugely proud of you.#USOpen
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 11, 2021
Meanwhile, the world of football united to praise the teenager who became the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam title.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2021
Absolutely unbelievable 👏🏻 a inspiration to everyone @EmmaRaducanu 💙🇬🇧🎾
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) September 11, 2021
Look at that bounce back @EmmaRaducanu US Open champion, amazing. Congratulations 👏🏾👏🏾🇬🇧
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) September 11, 2021
👏👏👏 @EmmaRaducanu incredible 🏆
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) September 11, 2021
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