Emma Raducanu set to 'become youngest ever MBE recipient'

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Emma Raducanu set to 'become youngest ever MBE recipient'

British tennis star Emma Raducanu is set to become the youngest ever MBA recipient, according to The Mirror. Raducanu, 19, put up an astonishing run at the US Open to claim her maiden Grand Slam title. Also, Raducanu made tennis history as she became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam.

Raducanu has claimed many awards this month in Great Britain and now she is reportedly on the verge of being recognized even more. An MBE is an order of the British Empire award. It is the third highest ranking Order of the British Empire award, behind CBE which is first and then OBE.

It stands for Member of the Order of the British Empire (as opposed to Commander or Officer). It is also awarded to someone for making a positive impact in their line of work.

Raducanu won the BBC SPOTY

"Thank you, it's such an honour just to be amongst these nominees.

Congrats to you and all your achievements," Raducanu said after being named the 2021 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. "I'm really happy with this, I've watched Sports Personality of the Year growing up and it's an honour to be amongst those past winners.

"I'm happy for British tennis as well, and that we've managed to get this award... again. "Thanks to all the fans and voters, this year has been insane. "I want to say thanks to my team, as well. "Congrats to the other nominees' teams as well, it's a team effort."

Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, thought Raducanu deserved the award. "She created arguably one of the biggest sporting moments of the year, so yeah, she deserves to win. Anytime I won I always got accused of having no personality, she certainly is a fantastic personality. I hope she wins," Murray said.