She is expected to return to her family home today – that run-of-the-mill half-three bedroom in Bromley.
But on Monday night, Emma Raducanu had her Cinderella moment at the Met Gala in New York City, where she took her place on the A-list of fashion’s biggest night.
The 18-year-old burst into the fashion spotlight in a dazzling monochrome, belly-less Chanel outfit designed by Virginie Viard – with a string of pearls circling her waist and more Tiffany diamonds sparkling in her ears at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Personally invited by Vogue chef Dame Anna Wintour, 71, she sat on the $ 500,000 Chanel table with her celebrity ambassadors.
Dame Anna may be the most influential woman in fashion, but she’s also a huge tennis fan who befriended Roger Federer.
Overnight tennis sensation Emma Raducanu (pictured wearing Chanel) had a Cinderella moment at the Met Gala on Monday night
And how she must have cringe when Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue, landed an exclusive interview with Miss Raducanu for her October issue.
However, the delayed £ 20,000 per ticket Met Gala Ball gave Dame Anna the perfect opportunity to make her own claim on this most glamorous young tennis champion.
It’s a safe bet that Miss Raducanu will soon appear in the pages of American Vogue. Other tennis stars in attendance included Emma’s final opponent, Leylah Fernandez, and Naomi Osaka – who sported a bizarre multi-colored ensemble.
Overnight tennis sensation Miss Raducanu suddenly rubbed shoulders with global superstars.
Met Gala co-chair Naomi Osaka wore a Louis Vuitton look that paid homage to her Japanese heritage
Co-chair Billie Eilish wore a voluminous Oscar de la Renta dress with her hair worn in a style reminiscent of the bombshell Marilyn Monroe
Some went for some truly extravagant looks, including Kim Kardashian, 40, who wore a black Balenciaga all-in-one outfit that covered every inch of skin. And Blondie veteran Debbie Harry, 76, arrived in a patriotic red, white and blue ensemble that reflected a shabby American flag.
British actresses such as Emily Blunt, Carey Mulligan and Sienna Miller also showcased their best fashion.
Miss Mulligan, 36, wore a hot pink Valentino dress while Miss Blunt, 38, took inspiration from the Statue of Liberty in a Miu Miu crystal dress with a white cape draped over her shoulders.
Miss Miller, 39, paired a gold Gucci dress with a fur coat that trailed behind her.
British actress Carey Mulligan wore a hot pink Valentino dress with a matching cape
Emily Blunt’s look included a Statue of Liberty inspired headdress and a classic Heddy Lamarr costume from Ziegfeld Girl
Sienna Miller channeled Old Hollywood glamor in a Gucci dress with a faux fur coat
The theme for this year’s event was In America: A Fashion Lexicon. Miss Raducanu’s cool and youthful ensemble from Chanel’s Cruise 2021/22 collection paired with £ 33,000 Schlumberger Marquise and pear-cut Tiffany earrings and three Tiffany rings: an 18 rose gold Victoria ring. carats and diamonds of £ 14,400; a narrow T True ring in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, £ 3,600; and an 18-karat rose gold Victoria ring with diamonds, £ 5,075.
She wore their jewelry throughout the tournament.
Fashion watchers eagerly awaited Rihanna, who was one of the last stars to arrive
Kim Kardashian wore a black Balenciaga all-in-one outfit that covered every inch of skin
But the key moments of the evening came when guests rose from their tables and mingled.
On Monday, the teenage champion had a long conversation with British Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. It seems he praised her before discussing where she’s going from here and her experiences so far.
Emma is an avid motor racing enthusiast who rode motocross and karting in her youth and attended the British Grand Prix in July at Silverstone.
Raducanu was seen chatting with fellow British sports star Lewis Hamilton, who was wearing Kenneth Nicholson
Jennifer Lopez wore a Wild West inspired look by Ralph Lauren, accessorized with silver jewelry
So who better than Hamilton, 36, whose athletic trajectory has taken him from Stevenage, Hertfordshire to Monaco, to advise new millionaire Miss Raducanu?
Yesterday, representatives for Chanel declined to comment when asked if she was about to join their ranks as an ambassador.
Additional reporting: Daniel Bates in New York
Veteran blonde Debbie Harry arrived in a patriotic red, white and blue Zac Posen ensemble that reflected a shabby American flag
Model Iman wore a show stopping Dolce and Gabbana creation with a Harris Reed helmet