Queen Elizabeth II has hailed Emma Raducanu for winning the US Open on Saturday.
The 18-year-old beat 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 to become Britain’s first women’s Grand Slam singles champion since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977.
She also became the first player to win a major after coming through a qualifying tournament.
Raducanu’s extraordinary triumph led to an explosion of joy in Britain, forcing a reaction from the Queen.
“I send my congratulations to you on your success,” the Queen said.
“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.”
Raducanu’s win even managed to knock football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-goal return to Manchester United off Sunday morning’s UK newspaper front pages.