The Duchess of Cambridge Impresses Emma Raducanu With Her Tennis Skills During a Quick Match
The Duchess of Cambridge took time out of her busy back-to-work schedule following the summer holidays for a quick game of tennis with US Open champion Emma Raducanu and to catch up with Emma's fellow tennis players.
The duchess met with Emma and fellow British US Open champions Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett, who won the men's wheelchair doubles title, as well as men's doubles champion Joe Salisbury and took time to chat and celebrate their recent wins. The event, dubbed The Homecoming, was hosted by Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Youth — a programme set up to help get children and young adults into tennis, for which the duchess is a patron — at their National Tennis Centre in London.
Besides the duchess celebrating their incredible achievements, the players were impressed by Kate's skills in the sport, too. Emma told ITV that she was "very, very impressed" with the Duchess of Cambridge's tennis. "Her forehand is incredible. It was a lot of fun to play tennis with the duchess."
Since winning the US Open earlier this month, Emma has been busy celebrating and attending various events, including the Met Gala and the British Vogue and Tiffany & Co.'s Fashion and Film party for London Fashion Week.
Ahead, see photos of Kate, Emma, Alfie, Gordon, and Joe playing tennis at the homecoming event.