Emma Raducanu tweeted for the first time since becoming the first British woman to win a grand slam in 44 years, displaying her joy at winning the US Open trophy.
The teen overpowered 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez, win 6-4 6-3 in New York on Saturday.
Raducanu, 18, tweeted images of herself clutching the trophy, along with the caption: “We take her HOMEEE”.
Saturday night’s game had a dramatic finale, with Raducanu forced to have a medical time out after skidding on the court and grazing her leg as she ran to return a ball.
Speaking to Sky News just an hour after her incredible victory, she said she had yet to sink and “barely had a moment” to enjoy her success.
“It has always been a dream to win a grand slam, so to be here I really want to take advantage of every second.”
Raducanu said: “I can’t wait to celebrate later with my team.”
She said she spoke to her parents after the victory and their response “meant absolutely everything.”
“They were extremely happy and proud of me,” she said.
Congratulations @EmmaRaducanu on your breathtaking performances and your historic Grand Slam victory! Amazing, we are all so proud of you. @LeylahFernandez bravo for your incredible achievements this year #US Open, it was a pleasure to watch. VS
– The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 11, 2021
“These are my toughest and most important critiques and making them say they’re proud and happy – that means absolutely everything.”
And when asked by Sky News’s Martha Kelner how she intended to mark her Grand Slam triumph, she simply replied that she was “extremely happy”.
However, friends and fans at her home club in Bromley, south-east London, have already been partying for her, going wild as her ace won the title.
Former coach Harry Bushnell told Sky News after the game: “I believed in her tremendously… If anyone that I have coached up to this point comes up, it would be Emma.
“She’s rock hard and now she’s a Grand Slam champion. I mean, it’s absolutely amazing,” he said.
Originally given a 449/1 odds to win ahead of the tournament, Raducanu is now expected to receive an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honors List.
His victory was celebrated by many across the UK, with everyone from the royals to politicians, sports and pop stars to well-wishers.
A personal message from the Queen said: “This is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and a testament to your hard work and dedication.”
Former British world number five Jo Durie told Sky News that Raducanu’s victory “got the whole world – not to mention Britain – talking about tennis.
Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Pinsent wrote: “My New Angle of Parenthood” What do you mean, the exam schedule is tough? Emma Raducanu won a Slam and obtained her A level the same summer “.”
The Spice Girls tweeted “it’s the power of the girls out there”, while Manchester United star Marcus Rashford called her victory “unbelievable”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson added: “We are all extremely proud of you.”
Just last month, Raducanu celebrated his A-level results – earning an A * in math and an A in economics.