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Emma Raducanu vows to frame Queen’s letter: ‘It meant everything’

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Emma Raducanu promised she was going to frame the letter she received from the Queen whose words “meant everything” to her.

The teenager will go down in history as the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam in a US Open final in New York on Saturday.

But the modest superstar, who is set to earn millions, said she was “extremely honoured” to receive a message from the “inspiring” Queen after her New York fairytale.

She told The BBC: “It meant everything to get a message from Her Majesty. She’s such a great inspiration and role model for the whole country so to have a note from her...

“I was extremely honoured and very very grateful that she took notice of my tennis. I can’t believe it. I’m maybe going to frame that letter or something.”

Raducanu tweeted photographs of herself hugging the trophy.

She wrote: “We are taking her HOMEEE.”

“I’ve always dreamed of winning a Grand Slam. You just say these things. But to have the belief I did, and actually winning, I can’t believe it,” she said of her win.

“I first started when I was a little girl, but I think the biggest thing that you have visions of is the winning moment, and going to celebrate with your team, trying to find your way up to the box.

“That’s been playing in my head, like, a couple of nights. I’ve fallen asleep to that.”

The Queen, who is staying at Balmoral, sent a special message to the teenager after her win.

It read: “I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships. It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.

“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.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also celebrated her achievements with a sweet social media message.

“Huge congratulations Emma Raducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!” Prince William and Kate wrote on Twitter.

At Bromley, in her hometown, everyone was celebrating Raducanu’s big win.

From tha age of six, the tennis superstar had been playing at the Parklangley Club in Beckenham in south east London.

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