Emma Raducanu received her MBE on Tuesday for services to tennis by King Charles II.
The 20-year-old received the honor following her remarkable victory at the 2021 US Open, where she became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam title since Virginia Wade in 1977.
In a statement released by her agent after the ceremony, she said: “It is wonderful to receive my honor today from His Majesty the King – I am extremely grateful.”
The British number one has struggled in the year since that Grand Slam victory, with a number of injury issues hampering her progress.
She reached the second round of the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon but was knocked out in the first round as she sought to defend her title in New York.
Raducanu struggled with COVID at the start of the year, then blisters in Australia before and a series of muscle injuries caused him problems.
Four times this year, she withdrew in the middle of a match due to injuries.
His world ranking fell to 75th in the world, while a wrist injury in October cut short his 2022 season.
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It also meant she couldn’t represent Great Britain in the Billie Jean King Cup final this month.
There are positive signs that she will be fit and looking forward to leaving for the 2023 season.
She posted a video on Instagram of herself on the training ground with the caption: “Sometimes I train right handed. I missed that big moment.
Raducanu also recently started working with former Andy Murray fitness trainer Jez Green.