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Piers Morgan has been slammed after 'taking credit' for Emma Raducanu's US Open win on Saturday night.
The 18-year-old starlet beat fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez in the women's singles final 6-4, 6-3 at Flushing Meadows.
Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam in 44 years and she looked elated.
Former Good Morning Britain host Morgan congratulated her on social media, before doubling down on controversial comments made earlier this year.
Raducanu withdrew from Wimbledon after suffering breathing difficulties and it saw concerns over her mental health raised.
Morgan said: "@EmmaRaducanu wins the US Open. This is one of the greatest achievements in British sporting history. Congrats, Emma - you champion."
He then 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."
Another tweet read: "Emma Raducanu is a brilliant role model. Choked at Wimbledon, honestly admitted it, never whined or blamed anyone else, resolved to handle pressure better, and then roars back to win US Open three months later. My kind of sporting hero."
The 56-year-old had previously slammed Raducanu for her Wimbledon withdrawal, saying she 'quit' the competition.
He said: "Ms Raducuna's [sic] a talented player but couldn't handle the pressure & quit when she was losing badly. Not 'brave', just a shame."
It has seen many fans criticise Morgan for his comments, with some thinking he's trying to take credit for her accomplishments.
You could learn alot from her Piers - especially regards honesty, whining, blame game, handling pressure .......... everything really.
- Karl M (@karldm1) September 12, 2021
Can't admit you made a mistake, right?
- Aylin G. Bridges (@AylinGBridges) September 12, 2021
Raducanu joined fans in a belting rendition of 'Sweet Caroline' after not dropping a single set in the last three weeks.
She's pocketed a whopping £1.8 million for the win and is expected to earn more lucrative sponsorships in the future.
We'll be hearing about Raducanu for may years to come.
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Topics: Emma Raducanu
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