Emma Raducanu, youngest female MBE in history

After her stunning victory at Flushing Meadows in September’s US Open, Emma Raducanu, a British tennis star, has been named the youngest female recipient ever of an MBE.

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The 18-year old had burst onto this stage with a spectacular performance in the final. Leylah Fernandez, a Canadian teenager and her opponent, was defeated 6-4, 3-1 to become champion at 18 years.

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Raducanu, who broke all records three months ago, was recognized by the BBC as the Sports Personality of the Years award. She beat Tyson Fury and Tom Daley.

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She also made more sporting history when she became the first female winner of the prize since Zara Philipps in 2006.

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However, the accolades for her historic breakthrough campaign have not stopped, as she will now begin 2022 by being awarded an MBE alongside some sport’s biggest names.

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Raducanu is joined by 78 Paralympians, Olympians, and Paralympians who have been recognized for their efforts in sport. They are also included on this list, along with Jason Kenny and Laura Kenny.

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