Emma Raducanu US Open 2021

Emma Raducanu to be honoured by Queen

British star Emma Raducanu will be awarded one of the highest honours that the reigning Monarch can bestow

US Open winner and darling of British sport Emma Raducanu should receive an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen in the New Years list of recipients, according to a close source within the process.

Raducanu will become a ‘Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire’. The title is the first in the hierarchy of honours which range from Raducanu’s MBE right up to a Knighthood, which fellow US Open winner Andy Murray recently received.

This honour follows Raducanu’s victory in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, another title that Murray has won.

Raducanu is currently enjoying some time off from tennis and preparing for her first Grand slam tournament since winning the US Open. She has also been making significant changes to her support team with the announcement that she parted company with the coach who guided her to her maiden Grand Slam title, Andrew Richardson, replacing him with seasoned campaigner Torben Beltz. At the time of the appointment Raducanu said, “He’s a super positive guy and he brings great energy,” Raducanu added on Beltz’s demeanour.

“So, he’s someone who, whenever you’re around him, you can’t help it because it’s just infectious.

“I feel like that’s really cool to have in my team. [He can] constantly lifting the mood and I’m excited to work with him.

“I’ll get a better chance this off-season to get to know him better and see where it goes.”

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