British tennis star Emma Raducanu reveals she was "definitely starstruck" when meeting The Duchess of Cambridge. Raducanu, 19, made all the headlines after winning the US Open as a qualifier. Raducanu's stunning US Open run was especially followed back home in Great Britain and the Royal Family congratulated the 19-year-old on her first Grand Slam victory.
During a homecoming celebration, Raducanu played a bit of tennis with with the Duchess of Cambridge. Also, Raducanu received a congratulatory letter from the Queen. “I’ve met some really cool people, but when I met the Duchess I was definitely [starstruck].
I could stare at her all day. Just watch her talk, watch her do everything. And also the Queen. I got a letter from her. That was a pretty starstruck moment," Raducanu told Evening Standard.
Raducanu on her goals
Raducanu is just 19 years old but she is already a Grand Slam champion and a top-10 player.
When asked about her future plans, Raducanu admitted she would like to be a bit more consistent and also suggested she is trying not to put too much pressure on herself. “My goal would be towards consistency. But equally, I’m going to try and cut myself some slack.
I’m young and I have achieved something great. I think I should step back and enjoy it," Raducanu explained. Raducanu last played at Wimbledon, where she suffered a second round defeat to Caroline Garcia. After taking some time off and then hitting the hard courts, Raducanu is set to kick off her North American hard court swing.
Raducanu is set to compete at the Citi Open in Washington next week as she will be making her debut at the American WTA 250 hard tournament. After Washington, Raducanu is scheduled to appear in Toronto and Cincinnati. Then, the US Open title defence will start for Raducanu.