Emma Raducanu was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by King Charles III on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old was awarded the honour for services to tennis, at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.
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Born in Canada, Raducanu created history at the 2021 US Open as she won the title after having started out in qualifiers.
a great honour receiving an MBE from his majesty the King today. pic.twitter.com/L1hnhmL3OS
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) November 29, 2022
Raducanu’s triumph had also made her the first British woman since Virginia Wade in 1977 to win a major.
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“It’s been great to receive my honour today from His Majesty the King – I feel extremely grateful,” she stated.
Raducanu is the British No. 1 in the women’s singles circuit.
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However, she has endured a poor run in Grand Slams this year with three second-round exits and an opening round defeat at the US Open.