The Queen took notice of Emma Raducanu’s surprise U.S. Open victory.
Raducanu became the first British woman in nearly 50 years to win a grand slam tournament.
Immediately following her victory, Queen Elizabeth sent her congratulations.
“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication,” the statement says. “ I have no doubt your outstanding performance, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will inspire the next generation of tennis players.”
Raducanu had a fairytale run in New York.
The 18-year-old had to win three matches in qualifying just to get into the tournament. She then ran through the draw, winning seven matches without losing a set.
Raducanu told the BBC that she was “honored” to get a statement from the Queen.
“I can’t believe it,” she said. “I’m maybe going to frame that letter or something.”