Kate Middleton Gets a Tennis Lesson from US Open Champion Emma Raducanu

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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
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Kate Middleton is hitting the courts!

This morning, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the National Tennis Centre in southwest London, where she met with US Open champion Emma Raducanu. The 18-year-old British athlete became an overnight sensation following her performance at Wimbledon. She was the first woman to enter the US Open via the qualifying rounds, and at the tournament in New York, she handily made her way to the top.

As for Kate, the royal engagement allowed her to have a tenniscore moment: Hair slicked back into a high ponytail, she wore a navy zip-up pullover paired with a coordinating navy-and-white tennis skirt and white tennis shoes, and hit the court.

Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

After a chat, Kate and Raducanu teamed up for a quick doubles game, per People. And it seems that Kate was able to hold her own on the court: Raducanu reportedly told press during the meeting that the duchess's "forehand is incredible."

Kate, who is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, also met with U.K. teens who participate in the LTA Youth Program, which encourages young people to get involved in tennis and aims to inspire the next generation of players. The program works to help children enjoy the benefits of playing tennis, regardless of age, gender, ability, disability, or background.

"Her Royal Highness is passionate about supporting grassroots tennis and encouraging young people from all backgrounds to become involved in the sport," a statement from the duchess's press office read.

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