Moscow : British tennis player Emma Raducanu won the US Open women’s singles title, defeating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez.
Raducanu, 18, defeated Fernandez on Saturday 6-4, 6-3, after coming through qualifying to win.
Prince William congratulated Raducanu via Twitter.
“Huge congratulations Emma Raducanu on your stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory! Incredible –we are all so proud of you. Leylah Fernandez well done on your amazing achievements at this year’s #USOpen, it’s been a pleasure to watch,” the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said on their official Twitter page.
Raducanu did not drop a set throughout the tournament and became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years (since Virginia Wade’s triumph at Wimbledon in 1977).