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Piers Morgan swallows words to lead celebs applauding Emma Raducanu’s tennis win

Celebrities have take to social media to congratulate Emma Raducanu on her historic win at the US Open Tennis Championships competition against Leylah Fernandez

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Emma Raducanu: British teen wins US Open

Piers Morgan has eaten his hat to congratulate Emma Raducanu after she won the US Open Tennis Championships months after dropping out of the Wimbledon championships.

The 56-year-old former Good Morning Britain host was one of the first to offer congratulations to the 18-year-old sportswoman after she defeated Leylah Fernandez in a dramatic final.

Piers’s words of encouragement may have been difficult for him to type as he previously hit out at Emma on social media after she withdrew from Wimbledon after she suffered a panic attack on court.

But now the TV host has lavished the star with praise after she won the final in sets 6-3 and 6-4 – becoming the first British women to win a Grand Slam in 44 years.



Emma Raducanu won the US Open on Saturday – making her the first British women to win a Grand Slam in 44 years
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Taking to Twitter to commend Emma, Piers wrote: “@EmmaRaducanu⁩ wins the US Open. This is one of the greatest achievements in British sporting history. Congrats, Emma – you champion.”

And alluding to his previously blunt attack on the tennis player, he added: “From Wimbledon choker to US Open champion in 3 months…. never seen a more brilliant illustration of mental strength & resilience than @EmmaRaducanu’s win. That’s what elite sport is all about – facing up to loss/adversity & going again with no whining & steely determination.”

Piers previously slammed Emma after she withdrew from Wimbeldon during the third round earlier in the summer.



Piers Morgan showered Emma with praise following her historic win
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He previously taunted her, tweeting: “Ms Raducuna’s a talented player but couldn’t handle the pressure & quit when she was losing badly. Not ‘brave’, just a shame.”

The TV host was savaged this past week when he suddenly became ‘team Emma’ as she made it to the US Open final.

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