Emma Raducanu: Piers Morgan and Louis Theroux lead US Open celebrations


Emma Raducanu made history with her win (Picture: Backgrid – Getty – Rex)

Stars including Louis Theroux and Piers Morgan have led the celebrations for Emma Raducanu after she made history at the US Open.

After a tense match against Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, the 18-year-old came out on top, dropping to the ground in joy as she claimed the title.

Louis was one of the first to congratulate her, writing on Twitter: ‘She aced it!’ while Piers added: ‘This is one of the greatest achievements in British sporting history. Congrats, Emma – you champion.’

Naga Munchetty added: ‘Finish on an Ace! Pure Class..’

Alex Beresford summed up everyone’s feelings, simply writing: ‘YASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!’

Gary Lineker, who was hosting Match of the Day, wrote: ‘First time in my life I’ve ever tweeted whilst on air but my goodness what a performance, what a triumph, what an amazing young woman.

‘Congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on a truly staggering achievement. US Open winner at 18 without losing a set. Extraordinarily fabulous.’

Jimmy Carr said: ‘Emma Raducanu – 20 straight sets. What a performance? What a legend? The game I love played beautifully. I think it’s ok I shed a tear. Congratulations Emma & also well done on those A Levels.’

Ahead of the match, stars including Ant and Dec, Piers Morgan, and Sophie Turner cheered on the tennis star.

Emma faced up to the biggest match of her life after withdrawing from Wimbledon.

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Emma made Britain proud (Picture: Getty Images)
The pair congratulated each other (Picture: Getty Images)

She reached the final 16 before making a heartbreaking early exit from the competition when breathing difficulties forced her to withdraw from her match against Ajla Tomljanovic.

She later put it down to physical exhaustion and said she’s been working hard since to improve her strength.

Ahead of her final, Raducanu was featured in British Vogue, with the teen opening up about her mental health and self-confidence.

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Emma made history (Picture: Getty Images)
She faced up against Leylah Fernandez (Picture: Getty Images)

The sports star was asked about Naomi Osaka, who opted out of press conferences, and eventually from the French Open.

‘If that’s the best thing for her health, mental health and wellbeing then I think that that’s the right thing to do, because at the end of the day, you’re on this journey alone, no matter how many people are in your corner,’ she pointed out.

‘I think the confidence comes from just inner belief,’ she added.

‘My mum comes from a Chinese background, they have very good self-belief. It’s not necessarily about telling everyone how good you are, but it’s about believing it within yourself. I really respect that about the culture.’

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