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's star power only keeps growing after her . The 18-year-old bagged herself a last-minute ticket to fashion's most important and exclusive event of the year. The Bromley teenager, who was sitting her A Level exams a few months ago, found herself rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart and fellow tennis stars Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka at the Met Gala.
Raducanu stunned the tennis world when she became the first qualifier in history to win a Grand Slam title.
Ranked down at no 150 in the world, the Brit failed to drop a set through three rounds of qualifying and seven main-draw matches en route to the US Open crown.
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EMMA RADUCANU "enchanted viewers" with a "thoughtful and honest interview" that put her critics to shame.Orpington-based Raducanu came through three rounds of qualifying to reach the final, and has become the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final.
It makes her Britain's first Major champion in 44 years, and the first player in history to win the title on their second-ever appearance at Grand Slam level.
Raducanu earned herself a cooland shot up to , but the rewards of her US Open triumph are only just beginning.
Along with her finals opponent Leylah Fernandez, the 18-year-old received a last-minute invitation to the 2021 Met Gala, postponed to September for the first time due to the pandemic.
Just 48 hours after hoisting the US Open trophy and announcing herself on the world stage, Raducanu was dressed head-to-toe in Chanel at the event often described as the Oscars of Fashion.
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Emma Raducanu, 18, is taking on Leylah Fernandez, 19, in front of 24,000 fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York - the first all-teenage women's final at Flushing Meadows in 22 years. On the line is a prize cheque for £1.8million - more than eight times Raducanu's current career earnings - as well as 2,000 ranking points, which would move the teenager up from her current standing of 150 to 23. The match was preceded by a poignant ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, with a massive Stars and Stripes flag unfurled by female cadets, while a '9-11-01' stencil has been painted onto the court.
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Scoring an invitation to the Met Gala, known as one of the most exclusive and prominent events in the world, is just the first of many signs of the Bromley teenager's newfound level of fame.
She joined the likes of Rihanna and Billie Eilish on the red carpet for the event, which serves as a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Raducanu dazzled in a black-and-white Chanel co-ord, posing with some of the A-Listers also invited to 'fashion's biggest night out'.
It's a far cry from the life the teenager was living just three months ago, when she had been awarded a wild card into her first-ever tour level event at the WTA 250 in Nottingham and lost in the first round to compatriot Harriet Dart.
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Ranked at world No 338, she then received a wild card into Wimbledon and made a name for herself by storming to the second week, before retiring her fourth-round match with breathing difficulties.
If her exploits at the All England Club were described as a fairy-tale run, what she managed to achieve at the US Open is so unprecedented most Hollywood filmmakers would find the story too far-fetched.
Despite her newfound superstardom, Raducanu still sounds like the 18-year-old from Bromley who was sitting her A Level exams a few months ago, later finding out she achieved an A* in maths and an A in economics.
The new US Open champion had previously spoken of herfor her, and sounded happy to have won them over with her historic Grand Slam win.
"They are my toughest critics, they are very hard to please but I got them with this one," she said, appearing on Good Morning America following her victory.
"It was really nice to talk to them after I won. They were just so happy and proud of me."
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