Liz Blake, headteacher at Bickley Primary School, which Raducanu attended, beamed with pride when recalling the match on Good Morning Britain: “Staff who taught Emma are not surprised by her success.
“She was always very measured, determined and competitive and won the sprint every year.
“She was very bright and good at all subjects, maths in particular.
“To think that she’s 18 and she’s recently taken her A levels and there she is, all those many miles away playing fantastic tennis and reaching the finals.
“We’re so incredibly proud of her.”