New US Open champion Emma Raducanu, 18, takes her place among the stars at New York’s Met Gala

New US Open champion Emma Raducanu, 18, takes her place among the stars at New York’s Met Gala

Tennis sensation Emma Raducanu turned heads tonight at the Met Gala as she wowed the crowd in a shocking black and white Chanel ensemble. 

She scored an invitation to the prestigious vogue occasion hosted by Vogue’s Dame Anna Wintour after she received the US Open on Saturday. 

The 18-year-old British tennis star has rapidly gone from taking her A Levels to brushing up towards A-listers after she was launched to fame following a dramatic stand up the ranks in tennis. 

She claimed a £1.8million cheque after she defeated fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez – greater than her total profession winnings so far – and sealed her place among the stars.

It was no marvel Emma nailed it at vogue’s greatest night time of the 12 months after already being dubbed a mode icon with her tennis appears. 

She arrived at the New York social gathering, often called the Oscars of vogue, sporting a stunning Chanel handkerchief skirt paired with a shocking cropped camisole and outsized shirt in an identical floral print which stole the present.  

While strolling up the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art she confirmed off the attractive pearl physique jewelry the french design home gave her for the night. 

The 18-year-old British tennis star scored an invite to the prestigious fashion event hosted by Vogue's Dame Anna Wintour after she won the US Open on Saturday in a fierce match against Canadian athlete Leylah Fernandez

The 18-year-old British tennis star scored an invitation to the prestigious vogue occasion hosted by Vogue’s Dame Anna Wintour after she received the US Open on Saturday in a fierce match towards Canadian athlete Leylah Fernandez

She arrived at the New York party, known as the Oscars of fashion, wearing a gorgeous Chanel handkerchief skirt paired with a stunning cropped camisole and oversized shirt which stole the show

Emma wowed on the red carpet of the event

She arrived at the New York social gathering, often called the Oscars of vogue, sporting a stunning Chanel handkerchief skirt paired with a shocking cropped camisole and outsized shirt which stole the present

While walking up the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art she showed off the gorgeous pearl body jewellery the french design house gave her for the evening

While strolling up the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art she confirmed off the attractive pearl physique jewelry the french design home gave her for the night

A series of chains and pearls wound their way around Emma's stomach, meeting in the middle in the designer's statement CC logo encrusted with pearls and crystals

A sequence of chains and pearls wound their manner round Emma’s abdomen, assembly in the center in the designer’s assertion CC brand encrusted with pearls and crystals

The brunette beauty wore a pare of black patent leather ankle boots to complete the classic black and white look

Emma wore her oversized shirt off her shoulder leaving the fabric to cascade down her back

The brunette magnificence wore a pare of black patent leather-based ankle boots to finish the basic black and white look

And she added a gorgeous pair of statement crystal earrings to match her body chain

 And she added a stunning pair of assertion crystal earrings to match her physique chain

A sequence of chains and pearls wound their manner round Emma’s abdomen, assembly in the center in the designer’s assertion CC brand encrusted with pearls and crystals. 

The brunette magnificence wore a pare of black patent leather-based ankle boots to finish the basic black and white look. 

And she added a stunning pair of assertion crystal earrings to match her physique chain. 

The tennis star will characteristic on this month’s subject of British Vogue sporting a sequence of designer robes as she performs tennis in entrance of the digicam. 

And the Met Gala is simply the first in an extended line of pink carpet invites which were thrust upon the younger tennis star in the wake of her success. 

Billie Eilish attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion

Billie Eilish attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion

She can also be believed to have been requested to attend the premiere of the James Bond movie No Time to Die in London at the finish of the month. 

And sources from The Graham Norton Show on BBC1 and The Johnathan Ross Show on ITV confirmed they’re contending for an interview slot with the teenage athlete, in accordance with The Times.  

She received over the hearts of American tv viewers yesterday after showing on Good Morning America and The Today Show.

The teen wore button-fly denims, believed to be a pair from modern model Mother costing round £300, together with a white cashmere cardigan and high set costing £228 from sustainable clothes model Reformation. Her white trainers have been from Nike, with whom she has a shoe and clothes sponsorship. 

Fashion date night: Serena Williams donned a feathered black, pink and white jacket with a silver lace jumpsuit for the Met Gala; she arrived with her husband Alexis Ohanian

Fashion date night time: Serena Williams donned a feathered black, pink and white jacket with a silver lace jumpsuit for the Met Gala; she arrived with her husband Alexis Ohanian

Royal arrival: Yara Shahidi, who is half Persian, looked like a goddess as she arrived in a taupe embroidered custom Dior gown with matching sleeves, complete with a veil; she is in custom Dior inspired by Josephine Baker

Goddess: Emily Blunt chose a sheer silver and white Grecian inspired gown with an intricate head piece; she is in custom Miu Miu

Royal arrival: Yara Shahidi (L), who’s half Persian, appeared like a goddess as she arrived in a taupe embroidered customized Dior robe with matching sleeves, full with a veil; Emily Blunt (R) selected a sheer silver and white Grecian impressed robe with an intricate head piece

Her NBC hosts could not recover from how fabulous she is in particular person after having her on their breakfast present, which is proven throughout America. After interviewing her Craig Melvin gushed: ‘She’s pleasant.’ Co-host Savannah Guthrie agreed: ‘I do know. A star is born.’ 

During an interview with ABC she revealed her dad and mom couldn’t be in New York to see her extraordinary journey by means of to the match’s ultimate due to strict Covid-19 guidelines in the US which meant they might have wanted a particular exemption visa to journey. 

Neither have but been seen since her victory. Raducanu posted a photograph on Instagram as we speak in entrance of an image of herself on a billboard in New York, saying: ‘Sightseeing in NY, by no means thought I might see this, coolest factor.’

And Raducanu advised ABC’s Good Morning America as we speak: ‘I feel that from a younger age I’ve all the time type of been introduced as much as have psychological energy. My dad and mom, you realize, they performed an enormous a part of my upbringing.

Sheer: The see-through number had a corset top and a thigh high split; posing with designer Jeremy Scott

Sheer: The see-through quantity had a corset high and a thigh excessive break up; posing with designer Jeremy Scott

Princess moment: Met Gala Co-chair Billie Eilish looked absolutely beautiful in a peach corset gown with Marilyn Monroe inspired tresses

Princess second: Met Gala Co-chair Billie Eilish appeared completely lovely in a peach corset robe with Marilyn Monroe impressed tresses

Megan Fox

Arrivals: Megan Fox kicked off the glitz and the glamour as she glided down the pink carpet in at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City

‘They have been fairly robust on me once I was younger but it surely form of formed the manner and I feel now it is serving to on the greatest levels in the world and Arthur Ashe Stadium when you really want it and it was mainly a full capability – so it was very, very cool. ‘ 

She added: ‘It was very nice to speak to them after I received. They have been simply so blissful and pleased with me and my hardest critics and really, very laborious to please however, yeah, I bought them with this one. They could not resist.’

Raducanu beat Leylah Fernandez in the US Open ultimate, profitable all 20 units she performed in qualifying and the foremost draw as she grew to become the first British lady to win a grand slam singles title since 1977 on Saturday.

Romanian Ian and Renee, who’s Chinese, have been dwelling in Toronto, Canada, when solely little one Raducanu was born, and the household moved to the UK when she was two.

Queen: Jennifer Lopez showcased her toned legs in a plunging brown robe with a fur coat and a hat

Both work in finance and their house is in a cul-de-sac in Bromley, South East London, the place Raducanu and her father would hit tennis balls collectively in the avenue whereas the coronavirus lockdowns have been ongoing. 

During her GMA interview as we speak, Raducanu additionally thanked the Queen for sending her a message of congratulation following her victory on Saturday, saying: ‘It is totally insane to suppose – it is unimaginable.

‘I used to be so honoured and grateful to obtain a notice from Her Majesty. I imply, it meant every little thing to me and I’ll most likely body that letter and preserve it in my room or one thing.’ 

But she added: ‘Honestly, I have not checked my messages but. I’ve simply been attempting to take pleasure in the second. And with my staff the night time of the ultimate, we simply had a very nice night time.

The 18-year-old (pictured during her Vogue photoshoot), from Bromley, south-east London, made history today by ruthlessly winning her US Open semi-final in straight sets, defeating seventeenth seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 in just 84 minutes for a place in her first major final

The 18-year-old (pictured throughout her Vogue photoshoot), from Bromley, south-east London, made historical past as we speak by ruthlessly profitable her US Open semi-final in straight units, defeating seventeenth seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 in simply 84 minutes for a place in her first main ultimate

During her GMA interview today, Emma Raducanu also thanked the Queen for sending her a message of congratulation

During her GMA interview as we speak, Emma Raducanu additionally thanked the Queen for sending her a message of congratulation

Raducanu told ABC's Good Morning America in New York today that her parents 'played a huge part of my upbringing'

Raducanu advised ABC’s Good Morning America in New York as we speak that her dad and mom ‘performed an enormous a part of my upbringing’

‘We all spent the night time simply reflecting and it was a very cool second as a result of it has been such an extended journey for us and every little thing has gone so quick.

‘We have been taking good care of each single day and earlier than we all know it three weeks had gone, however we simply bought to replicate and share a number of tales and it was a very nice night time to have with everybody. ‘

After her win on Saturday, she advised reporters that the very first thing she was going to purchase with her £1.8million prize cash was a brand new pair of AirPod headphones after misplaced them. 

Tim Crow, a sports activities advertising and marketing marketing consultant who suggested Coca-Cola on soccer sponsorship for 20 years, advised the Guardian: ‘I have not had this many calls from shoppers, main manufacturers, who’re excited by her since Lewis Hamilton broke by means of in Formula One.

‘If she wins [the final] she is going to change into one in every of the hottest properties in British sport, if not the hottest.’ 

Elsewhere, PR skilled Mark Borkowski advised the publication he’d model her the ‘billion-dollar lady’ – so long as she retains profitable.  

British tennis star Emma Raducanu is interviewed on Good Morning Britain on ABC today following her US Open victory

British tennis star Emma Raducanu is interviewed on Good Morning Britain on ABC as we speak following her US Open victory

Emma Raducanu posted this picture on Instagram today after her win, in front of a photo of herself on a New York billboard

Emma Raducanu posted this image on Instagram as we speak after her win, in entrance of a photograph of herself on a New York billboard

And Emma was in nice firm at the vogue occasion as Megan Fox, Irina Shayk, Billie Eilish and Saweetie kicked off the glitz and the glamour as they glided down the pink carpet of their show-stopping robes.  

Megan wowed in the hanging crimson robe that featured lace up particulars alongside the chest and sides; she paired the thigh-revealing quantity with pink heels and a blunt fringe, including pink lipstick.

The Met Gala is lastly again after being cancelled in 2020 amid the pandemic. This 12 months it was pushed to September from its conventional slot on the first Sunday in May.

The theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and the occasion encompasses a heavy-hitting contingent of movie star co-chairs: actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka.

Honorary chairs for the night can be designer Tom Ford, sponsor Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour.

The gala is a significant fundraiser, offering the Costume Institute with its main supply of funding.

Welcome to the Emm-ys! After the weekend of a lifetime, Britain’s teen sensation Emma Raducanu goes from tennis courtroom to TV circus… and takes America by storm

By Alison Boshoff 

She’s change into a family identify in a single day after dazzling us on courtroom with her historic US Open win.

Now Emma Raducanu is firmly on the path to being a worldwide megastar – after waking up in New York yesterday to seek out the world clamouring to listen to what she has to say about her unimaginable, faultless win at such a younger age.

And it appears the 18-year-old is taking all of it in her stride, serving up a set of TV interviews and Instagram posts with ease, humility and (in fact) that megawatt smile.

Since victory on Saturday, Emma has swapped inns from the InterContinental – a plush-enough place which hosted her without cost as organized by US Open – to the Peninsula on New York’s unique Fifth Avenue, thrice dearer and the hang-out of royalty, presidents and movie stars.

Emma Raducanu is firmly on the path to being a global megastar – after waking up in New York yesterday to find the world clamouring to hear what she has to say about her incredible, faultless win at such a young age

Emma Raducanu is firmly on the path to being a worldwide megastar – after waking up in New York yesterday to seek out the world clamouring to listen to what she has to say about her unimaginable, faultless win at such a younger age

From right here she discovered herself at the centre of a media blitz yesterday, showing stay on two breakfast exhibits inside one heady hour.

If that wasn’t sufficient, the day was attributable to be topped off by an look at the Met Gala, a vogue extravaganza chaired by American Vogue’s editor – and tennis superfan – Anna Wintour. The glittering occasion was postponed from its regular date in May attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic, which means Emma might have a good time her success with a real Cinderella second.

The freshly-minted millionaire (that phenomenal ultimate victory earned her £1.8million in prize cash) was set to emerge in a designer robe, sharing the pink carpet with extra established stars together with Lewis Hamilton and Venus Williams. The teenager from Bromley, who has gone from 2,000 Instagram followers in June to 1.6million as we speak, must get used to rubbing shoulders with the A-list.

Her NBC hosts could not recover from how fabulous she is in particular person after having her on their breakfast present, which is proven throughout America. After interviewing her Craig Melvin gushed: ‘She’s pleasant.’ Co-host Savannah Guthrie agreed: ‘I do know. A star is born.’

Emma Raducanu plays during the final of the US Open which she won on Saturday  night

Emma Raducanu performs throughout the ultimate of the US Open which she received on Saturday  night time 

It had been an early begin for Emma. At 7am, she and her staff left The Peninsula. Coach Andrew Richardson, agent Chris Helliar and physio Will Herbert – who she calls ‘the mechanic’ – had spent Sunday night time speaking about the unimaginable victory over the 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez. It’s thought they did so at their resort’s hanging Salon de Ning rooftop terrace – with Tim Henman additionally in attendance. 

‘We had a very nice night time, you realize, all of us spent the night time simply reflecting,’ Emma mentioned yesterday.

‘It was a very cool second as a result of it has been such an extended journey for us and every little thing has gone so quick. We have been taking good care of each single day and earlier than we all know it three weeks had gone, however we simply bought to replicate and share a number of tales and it was a pleasant night time to have with everybody.’

As she left the resort to get right into a automobile with Helliar, a fresh-faced Emma was sporting shorts and a £22 males’s Nike T-shirt that includes a cartoon of the Statue of Liberty holding a tennis racquet.

And it seems the 18-year-old is taking it all in her stride, serving up a set of TV interviews and Instagram posts with ease, humility and (of course) that megawatt smile

And it appears the 18-year-old is taking all of it in her stride, serving up a set of TV interviews and Instagram posts with ease, humility and (in fact) that megawatt smile

By 7.30am she had modified and was stay on coast-to-coast tv on ABC’s Good Morning America, filmed in the community’s studio in Times Square.

The teen wore button-fly denims, believed to be a pair from modern model Mother costing round £300, together with a white cashmere cardigan and high set costing £228 from sustainable clothes model Reformation. Her white trainers have been from Nike, with whom she has a shoe and clothes sponsorship.

Despite sporting a glance acquainted to so many teenagers (an identical cardigan will be purchased at Zara for £15.99) she upped her bling issue with an £11,000 gold graduated hyperlink necklace from Tiffany, plus the £4,500 pearl and diamond earrings from the jeweller she wore when enjoying on Saturday night time.

Emma appears to have signed a deal to be a Tiffany ambassador. The firm modified arms earlier this 12 months and is now part of the big LVMH luxurious items empire. The first transient for the new administration staff is to develop the model outdoors America – significantly in the Asian market.

Emma Raducanu proudly holds the trophy for the US Open after winning the final on Saturday night

Emma Raducanu proudly holds the trophy for the US Open after profitable the ultimate on Saturday night time 

Emma, who was born in Canada to a Romanian father and Chinese mom, is ‘fairly succesful’ in Mandarin and could not be a greater match for Tiffany. She’s in starry firm – Beyonce and Jay-Z are additionally new ambassadors for the model.

In her interview with ABC, Emma expressed delight over the letter she obtained from the Queen – and advised all about the thriller of her misplaced Apple earphones.

After profitable on Saturday night time she’d advised reporters that affording a brand new pair had change into a operating joke among her staff. ‘Before my first spherical qualifying match I misplaced my AirPods and I used to be mainly operating round the altering room like three minutes earlier than my name to go on looking for it, however I misplaced it.’ Thankfully, she discovered them simply earlier than the semi-finals.

She additionally mentioned she was blissful to have managed to impress her ‘robust’ and ‘laborious to please’ dad and mom Ian and Renee, who watched their solely kid’s match at the household residence in Bromley as they weren’t in a position to journey attributable to Covid restrictions.

The teen wore button-fly jeans, believed to be a pair from fashionable brand Mother costing around £300, along with a white cashmere cardigan and top set costing £228 from sustainable clothing brand Reformation

The teen wore button-fly denims, believed to be a pair from modern model Mother costing round £300, together with a white cashmere cardigan and high set costing £228 from sustainable clothes model Reformation

‘I feel that from a younger age I’ve all the time type of been introduced as much as have psychological energy,’ she mentioned.

‘My dad and mom… have been fairly robust on me once I was younger, however I feel now it is serving to on the greatest levels in the world.

‘It was very nice to speak to them after I received. They have been simply so blissful and pleased with me… [they’re] my hardest critics and really, very laborious to please however, yeah, I bought them with this one. They could not resist.’ 

She added that she had elevated her endurance and psychological energy throughout the match and described her exit from Wimbledon with respiratory points as ‘extra of a bodily subject’.

She concluded: ‘It’s like virtually pure choice, you realize… when you do not [adapt], you lose so it was actually enjoyable to expertise. I’m simply tremendous pleased with the week, in fact.’

By 7.40am Emma was on her solution to one other interview with NBC, posing en route for a brief video for Instagram in entrance of a large billboard that includes her face.

‘Sightseeing in New York,’ she wrote. ‘Never thought I might see this. Coolest factor.’

By 7.44am she was showing through Zoom on NBC’s breakfast present Today. That programme can also be filmed in New York, at the Rockefeller Centre, however Emma’s tight schedule meant she did not have time to make it there in particular person. She appeared as an alternative from a small room close by.

‘Three weeks in the past, I didn’t suppose I might final the complete journey,’ she advised the hosts.

‘I assumed I might be residence in every week after qualifying. But I’ve simply been doing my greatest to maintain each single day individually and to the better of my skills, and three weeks later the time has flown and I used to be holding the trophy at the finish. But, yeah, it was the greatest time of my life.’

As for any jitters, she mentioned: ‘I feel earlier than the match, there have been a bit of little bit of pre-match nerves by way of one thing simply did not really feel fairly 100 per cent, and I could not fairly put my finger on it. It’s only a bizarre feeling. But I feel that is a part of the build-up and every little thing. As quickly as I bought out and was simply doing what I’ve completed 100 occasions earlier than, enjoying and simply specializing in the level and techniques and never attempting to get caught up in the event, I felt fully regular and it was an ideal, degree match.

‘Leylah performed unimaginable tennis and we have been actually throwing every little thing at one another. I’m simply very proud to have come by means of some robust moments at the finish, particularly.’

Of the trophy she mentioned: ‘That’s coming with me, proper by my facet. I’m not checking it in any type of different baggage. I am unable to imagine I get to convey it residence.’

After her busy morning there was some downtime. Sources in her camp mentioned she and Helliar took a automobile round New York to see some sights, adopted by a low-key lunch. The afternoon would convey preparation for the Met Gala.

This 12 months the occasion has aimed to characteristic a far youthful crowd. Its movie star hosts are all aged 25 and beneath, with a number of Instagram and TikTok stars on the visitor record. That record can also be smaller this 12 months, down from 600 to only 450, attributable to Covid restrictions.

The British editor-in-chief of Vogue, Dame Anna Wintour, is the honorary chair of the occasion and an enormous tennis fan, who counts Roger Federer (who as soon as posed with Emma on Instagram) as one in every of her shut pals. She is a daily face in the crowds at Wimbledon and US Open – and hypothesis swept the metropolis yesterday that she had personally wooed Emma to attend.

Others attributable to be a part of them have been Debbie Harry, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, with Rihanna internet hosting the official after-party. But so far as New York – certainly, the world – is anxious proper now, Emma is a brighter star than all of them.

Additional reporting from Daniel Bates in New York

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