Queens Of The Court: Duchess Of Cambridge And Emma Raducanu Meet Up For Game Of Tennis

Kate played tennis with Emma Raducanu on Friday as they met for the first time to celebrate the teenager’s historic win at the U.S. Open.

Paris/France – – Raducanu made history when she became the first British woman to win a major title for 44 years, just weeks after collecting her A – level results.

The Duchess of Cambridge – who is known to be a huge tennis fan and patron of the Lawn Tennis Association – greeted the tennis superstar at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.

The duchess looked sporty as she slipped into her all – navy tennis gear for the afternoon.

It was a star – studded homecoming celebration for Great Britain’s U.S. Open stars including Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid and Joe Sailsbury.

Raducanu has been swept up in a whirlwind since she lifted the throphy.

She has rubbed shoulders with the A – list start at the Met Gala in New York City, she has had a huge welcome home by her family and made a glamorous appearance at London Fashion Week.

The duchess was among the first to congratulate the rising star on her win.

She tweeted her congratulations, signing off with a ‘C’: ‘Huge congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!’ she began before going on to congratulates Fernandez.