Liam Gallagher and other celebs congratulate tennis star Emma Raducanu on US Open semi-final win

Emma Raducanu found a lot of new fans (Picture: Getty)

Liam Gallagher is among the famous faces to have congratulated British teenage tennis star Emma Raducanu on making the final of the US Open.

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The 18-year-old, from Kent, will face Leylah Fernandez, a 19-year-old from Canada, in the last stage of the competition.

Former Oasis singer Gallagher, television presenter Piers Morgan and actor and comedian Omid Djalili congratulated Raducanu following her semi-final 6-1 6-4 victory over Maria Sakkari.

Raducanu is the first British woman to reach the final of the tennis competition since Virginia Wade won the title 53 years ago.

Gallagher tweeted: ‘Can u dig it congratulations to Emma Raducanu c’mon LG.’

The rock star had previously described Raducanu as ‘biblical’ during her run at Wimbledon, where she reached the last 16 before pulling out due to breathing difficulties.

Can u dig it congratulations to Emma Raducanu c’mon LG

— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 10, 2021

Omg @EmmaRaducanu what news from the US Open! First qualifier to make the final and not even dropped a set! Absolutely phenomenal. No wonder she got sick during Wimbledon as she knew deep down what was coming. She’s fantastic – and HAS to win 🏆
What an inspiration.

— Omid Djalili (@omid9) September 10, 2021

WOW! @EmmaRaducanu
👏👏👏👏👏🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/3l9tm9BX5n

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 10, 2021

What an incredible achievement at this year’s #USOpen @EmmaRaducanu!

We will all be rooting for you tomorrow 🤞 Wishing you the best of luck! C https://t.co/ceO5TuUEyt

— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 10, 2021

Djalili added: ‘Omg @EmmaRaducanu what news from the US Open!

‘First qualifier to make the final and not even dropped a set! Absolutely phenomenal.

‘No wonder she got sick during Wimbledon as she knew deep down what was coming. She’s fantastic – and HAS to win.

‘What an inspiration.’

Former Good Morning Britain presenter Morgan shared a photograph on Twitter of Raducanu celebrating her semi-final victory.

Alongside the image, he wrote: ‘WOW! @EmmaRaducanu.’

The Duchess of Cambridge also sent her best wishes to the teenager via Twitter.

‘What an incredible achievement at this year’s #USOpen @EmmaRaducanu! We will all be rooting for you tomorrow. Wishing you the best of luck! C.’

Wow, wow , wow! Not often you awake to a sporting fairytale. @EmmaRaducanu you superstar !! #USOpen

— Mark Austin (@markaustintv) September 10, 2021

WOW!!!! That is amazing!! Well done @EmmaRaducanu 👏👏👏 https://t.co/CWIHMqIMlt

— Steph McGovern (@StephLunch) September 10, 2021

Sky News presenter Mark Austin congratulated the teenage tennis player in a tweet, too.

He wrote: ‘Wow, wow, wow! Not often you awake to a sporting fairytale. @EmmaRaducanu you superstar!!’

Steph’s Packed Lunch presenter Steph McGovern added: ‘WOW!!!! That is amazing!! Well done @EmmaRaducanu.’

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Andrew Castle also described the tennis star as ‘the talk of the town’ in New York in a piece for Metro.co.uk, as he looked to her bright future as someone who is both ‘a winner’ and ‘commercially off the charts’.

Raducanu will face Fernandez in New York on Saturday.

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