Emma Raducanu’s celebration tour includes match with Kate Middleton

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Emma Raducanu, the 18-year-old US Open champion, was welcomed back home on Friday by none other than the Duchess of Cambridge.

Raducanu and Kate Middleton played a friendly doubles match at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton as part of the celebration.

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), designed to help children and young adults get into tennis, organized the homecoming event for the tennis phenom. Middleton, as Patron of the LTA, took the court to show off her skills.

Raducanu’s stunning victory at Flushing Meadows made her the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade in 1977. Raducanu is also the first player to win the US Open without losing a set since 2014.

During the Friday event, Raducanu announced her split from coach Andrew Richardson. Richardson coached Raducanu for two years before teaming up again for her US Open run.

Last week, Raducanu also attended the Met Gala in New York City dressed head-to-toe in Chanel.