The Queen of England praised Emma Raducanu’s stunning U.S. Open win over the former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday.
Raducanu took advantage of some woeful mistakes from Wozniacki to win 6-1 6-2 in exactly an hour.
The 25-year-old Austrian will now face Croatia’s Jana Fett in the third round after the 20th seed thrashed China’s Xu Yang 6-0 6-2.
On a special occasion, Queen Elizabeth II spoke at the opening ceremony earlier this week and in a message released by the All England Club, she said Raducanu was ‘one of the outstanding young players in tennis’.
Raducanu said: ‘It’s always nice to be congratulated by the Queen and I’m thrilled that she saw my match so well.’
Raducanu takes a look in on Wozniacki after the pair are pictured as they watch the opening ceremony
Raducanu takes a more confident pose after overcoming Wozniacki to win the final of the Grand Slam
Wozniacki reacts after having her forehand error at a crucial time against Raducanu
Raducanu fights back after hitting a ball in the court during a tense encounter in New York
The 32-year-old Dane took to the court wearing a beauty pageant tiara but her demeanour could not have been more different to how it looked on the popular show after her defeat.
‘She didn’t look like herself and she definitely didn’t want to be here,’ said the man in charge of Flushing Meadows, David Brewer.
‘It was fun for me to see it was something she was struggling with.’
Wozniacki played with a woeful winning percentage of just 52 percent in 2017, meaning her worst Grand Slam result was her loss at the U.S. Open two years ago, but she had never been beaten in 2017.
Sociable Raducanu had plenty of admirers during her speech when she said, ‘I’m thrilled’