Emma Raducanu is set to be honoured by the Queen of England for her achievements in 2021.
Raducanu became England’s darling when she won the US Open in stunning fashion back in September. If there was a better breakout moment in sport this year, we are yet to hear it.
Since that landmark victory, her star has only gotten brighter. Multiple sponsorship deals, endorsements and media attention have been part of her life, with her achievement making her the next big thing.
Earlier this month, she was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Now she will add another feather to her cap, and what a feather it will be.
It has been reported that Raducanu is set to be honoured by the Queen of England for her achievements this year, and will make it onto the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
“I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships,” read the letter from Her Majesty,” as quoted by Tennis365.com.
“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication. I have no doubt your outstanding performance, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will inspire the next generation of tennis players.
“I send my warmest good wishes to you and your many supporters.”
The world in her hands
If Raducanu is confirmed to have made the list this year, she would become the youngest-ever recipient for an MBE. It would be a stellar achievement indeed, and a better year simply cannot be had.
If she receives the honour, she will join an elite club of British tennis players. This group includes Tim Henman, Andy Murray, Sur Barker and Virginia Wade.