The Royal Mail has announced a special postmark celebrating Emma Raducanu’s historic US Open Win.
On Saturday, the 18-year-old from London defeated Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 to win the US Open, becoming the first qualifier to do so.
“Congratulations Emma Raducanu/2021 US Open Women’s Champion/A First Class Performance!” reads the postmark.
The postmark will be applied to letters delivered by Royal Mail between the 13th and 16th of September.
Raducanu is the first British female winner at Flushing Meadows since Virginia Wade in 1968, and she is also the youngest Briton to win a Grand Slam.
She became the youngest women’s Grand Slam champion since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004 and the first woman since Serena Williams in 2014 to win the US Open without dropping a set.
Raducanu has been congratulated by both the Queen and the Prime Minister.
She stated that she would frame the Queen’s congratulations letter.
“I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships,” the personal message read on the Royal Family website.
“It is an incredible accomplishment at such a young age, and it is a testament to your hard work and dedication.”
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Boris Johnson said on Monday that Raducanu demonstrated “an incredible sort of resilience under pressure.”
He stated: “There were so many times when you thought the match was going to go wrong, but she kept her cool – it’s just fantastic. As a result, many, many congratulations.”
Her meteoric rise to sporting stardom has seen her rise from 338th to 23rd in the world. She is now the new number one in the United Kingdom.