The Brit received the honour at Windsor Castle. Raducanu became the first qualifier of any
nationality win a major title when she won the 2021 US Open.
Emma Raducanu said she is "extremely grateful" after meeting King Charles III and receiving
The 20-year-old was awarded the honour for services to tennis during a ceremony at
Raducanu won the US Open in September 2021 aged 18.
She became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in
In winning the US Open, she became the first qualifier of any nationality win a major
Raducanu reached a career-high of number ten in the world rankings in July 2022, but has
since fallen to 75 in the list.
The defence of her title in New York ended in disappointment this year as she went out in
the first round to Alize Cornet.