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.
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.
“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.
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.