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A club in Emma Raducanu’s hometown Bromley gave the tennis star a standing ovation when she won the US Open Grand Slam.
She became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam in a US Open final in New York after she defeated fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez.
From tha age of six, the tennis superstar had been playing at the Parklangley Club in Beckenham in south east London.
On Saturday, the club in Bromley was packed out with her biggest supporters including her friends.
Her former coach Harry Bushnell said: “I think it’s a testament to her because she’s such a pleasant person, on and off the court, and I think that’s why so many people are getting behind her and certainly here at the club.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 11, 2021
“Parklangley club will always be behind her every step of the way.”
Suzanne Williams, her former strength and conditioning coach, said: “It’s absolutely incredible just to see her develop and become this player when I knew her when she was so young, from eight to 12 years old.
“Of course you could see there was some incredible potential there but to see her on the screen in this environment is incredible.”
She added: “The sky is the limit, she’s still not reached her full potential, she didn’t play for months because of her A-Levels so she’s got so much left in the tank.”
She said: “It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.
— The Parklangley Club (@parklangleyclub) September 11, 2021
“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.”
Boris Johnson wrote: “What a sensational match! Huge congratulations to @EmmaRaducanu. You showed extraordinary skill, poise and guts and we are all hugely proud of you.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tweeted out their support signed off by huge tennis fan Catherine.
She wrote: “Huge congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory! Incredible – we are all so proud of you.
“@leylahfernandez well done on your amazing achievements at this year’s #USOpen, it’s been a pleasure to watch. C”