Kate Middleton Shares Another Personal Message to Tennis Champ Emma Raducanu After U.S. Open Win

Tennis star Emma Raducanu is one lucky gal. Not only did she just win the women’s championship at this year’s U.S. Open, but she also received congratulations from a member of the royal family for the second time this week: Kate Middleton.

During Saturday's final, the British athlete beat Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez. Not long after the match, the Duchess of Cambridge shared a personal message on her and Prince William’s shared social media account.

“Huge congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!” Middleton wrote alongside images of the champion from the event. “Incredible—we are all so proud of you. @LeylaHannietennis well done on your amazing achievements at this year’s #USOpen, it’s been a pleasure to watch.”

She simply captioned the post, “C.”

This isn't the first message Raducanu received from Middleton. Following her impressive semi-finals win days earlier, the royal replied to Raducanu’s Tweet (which read, “Pure happiness under the lights in New York”), wishing her the “best of luck” in the finals.

“What an incredible achievement at this year's #USOpen @EmmaRaducanu!” the note read. “We will all be rooting for you tomorrow. Wishing you the best of luck!”

We’re not surprised the 39-year-old has been following the tournament, considering Middleton has been a longtime fan of competitive tennis (and even plays the game whenever she gets the chance).

Congrats, Emma! We hope one day Kate can congratulate you in person.

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