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Emma Raducanu’s Best Moments On and Off The Court: From Wimbledon to the US Open, Met Gala and James Bond premiere

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a close up of a person holding a racket: Emma Raducanu kisses US Open trophy © PA Images Emma Raducanu kisses US Open trophy

Emma Raducanu has enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2021 as she went from a relatively unknown teenager to US Open champion and her on-court success has resulted to a lot of special off-court moments.

Emma Raducanu in action at Wimbledon © Provided by Tennis365 Emma Raducanu in action at Wimbledon

It all started when the 18-year-old Raducanu enjoyed a brilliant run during her Wimbledon main draw debut, winning her first three matches in straight sets.

Emma Raducanu Wimbledon press conference © Provided by Tennis365 Emma Raducanu Wimbledon press conference

The teenager turned into an overnight sensation and quickly became a media darling before eventually exiting in the fourth round of her home Grand Slam.

Emma Raducanu reaction after US Open victory © Provided by Tennis365 Emma Raducanu reaction after US Open victory

It was only the start for Raducanu as she came through qualifying to reach the US Open main draw and then enjoyed another glorious run.

a woman holding a racket: US Open women's champion Emma Raducanu celebrates © PA Images US Open women's champion Emma Raducanu celebrates

This time there was a fairytale ending in New York as went all the way, winning 10 matches in a row to become the first qualifier – man or woman – to win a Grand Slam.

Emma Raducanu gives the US Open trohphy a little kiss © Provided by Tennis365 Emma Raducanu gives the US Open trohphy a little kiss

It was a moment to savour for the teenager as she also ended Great Britain’s long wait for another women’s Grand Slam champion, becoming the first British woman’s major champion since Virginia Wade in 1977.

Emma Radacanu in a gorgeous black and white gown at The Met Gala 2021 © Provided by Tennis365 Emma Radacanu in a gorgeous black and white gown at The Met Gala 2021

Her on-court success resulted in several off-court excursions as she was invited to attend the Met Gala in New York.

Kate Middleton and Emma Raducanu © PA Images Kate Middleton and Emma Raducanu

Soon she found herself playing tennis with royalty as she took part in a friendly game of tennis with the Duchess of Cambridge at the National Tennis Centre in London.

Emma Raducanu attends premiere of Bond film No Time To Die © PA Images Emma Raducanu attends premiere of Bond film No Time To Die

Next she found herself on the red carpet for the premier of the Bond film No Time To Die.

Emma Raducanu at the James Bond No Time To Die premiere in London 2021 © Provided by Tennis365 Emma Raducanu at the James Bond No Time To Die premiere in London 2021

Raducanu had truly gone from unknown player to one of the biggest attractions in tennis.

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