Kate Middleton and Prince William share sweet message for Emma Raducanu on US Open semi-final win


Kate Middleton and Prince William were among the many celebs congratulating British tennis player Emma Raducanu on her US Open semi-finals win.

In a tweet on their joint account, the royal couple said: “What an incredible achievement at this year’s #USOpen @EmmaRaducanu! We will all be rooting for you tomorrow. Wishing you the best of luck!”

The rapidly rising 18-year-old star who grew up in Bromley has not yet lost a set at the Grand Slam.

READ MORE: Emma Raducanu’s journey from ‘shy little girl’ to ‘fearless’ tennis superstar

Before the tournament in New York, the star had showed her skills at Wimbledon, reaching the fourth round in her first Grand Slam as a wildcard.

Now at only her second ever Grand Slam, her progress at the US Open has been historic.

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Kate and William sent their congratulations

She is the youngest British tennis player and the first British woman in 53 years to reach the US Open final in the open era, as well as the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final.

Well wishes have come pouring in from many other celebrities.

Marcus Rashford said: “Congrats @EmmaRaducanu what an achievement already!! Good luck this weekend we’re all be cheering you on back home.”

Gary Lineker wrote: “What an extraordinary achievement. A US Open final at 18 years old and a qualifier to boot. Wow! Well played @EmmaRaducanu”

Sadiq Khan Tweeted: “First British woman to reach a #USOpen final in 53 years Youngest British Grand Slam finalist in 62 years First qualifer to *ever* reach a Grand Slam final London is proud of you @EmmaRaducanu!”

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