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‘She’s a real inspiration to the whole country’ – Emma Raducanu awestruck by Duchess of Cambridge

Emma Raducanu has described the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton as a “great inspiration” for her overall demeanour and her charity work. 

After Raducanu’s US Open semi-final win over World number six Maria Sakkari, avid tennis fans the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, sent the British starlet a good luck message through Twitter.

Raducanu went on to win the US Open becoming the first qualifier to ever win a Grand Slam title, doing so at just 18 years of age and overcoming some of the world’s greatest players.

As such, the 19-year-old star ended the season ranked 19th in the World and won the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) Newcomer of the Year Award, as well as being nominated for the reputable BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award alongside some of Britain’s best sportspeople.

In a recent interview with People Magazine, Raducanu revealed she is full of admiration and adoration for the Duchess of Cambridge due to her general attitude and charity work.

Raducanu said “I think the Duchess is such a great inspiration, just with how she handles everything and how she does so much good work for charities. She’s a real inspiration to the whole country.”

Following her outstanding US Open victory, the Duchess of Cambridge and Raducanu took to the court for a doubles match in which the tennis star was impressed with the Royal’s ‘impressive forehand’.

“It was a pretty surreal experience to be playing tennis with the Duchess.

“It was kind of crazy, but she was really down to earth and normal. So I found it a really cool experience.”

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.