Raducanu vowed to win a Grand Slam when she was just 14.
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  • A cute video of Emma Raducanu when she just 11 years old shows her vowing to one day win a Grand Slam.
  • The now 18-year-old was crowned US Open champion earlier this month.
  • "If I work on my game and pull it together, then maybe it will happen one day," she said.
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Emma Raducanu has long had her eyes on a Grand Slam title.

In an resurfaced interview with Sky Sports when she was just 11 years old, the recently crowned US Open winner vowed that one day she would be a tennis champion.

"Do you one day dream of becoming a Grand Slam champion?" the teenager was asked by journalist Jeanette Kwakye.

She replied: "Yeah, I know it's really hard work, but hopefully if I work on my game and pull it together, then maybe it will happen one day."

In the clip, shared by Kwakye on Thursday, a young Raducanu can also be heard talking about her biggest tennis idols.

"I like Li Na because she has really good work ethic and good movement around the court," she said, speaking of the then-world number two.

"And Roger Federer from the men because because he just moves around so swiftly and makes it look easy."

Talking of making things look easy, Raducanu did just that at Flushing Meadows earlier this month as she won her first ever Grand Slam title.

The 18-year-old qualifier won the tournament without dropping a single set in all seven main-draw matches and three qualifying matches.

As well as earning a shiny new trophy for her cabinet and a tidy R35 million - the British star was also sent a congratulatory letter by the Queen.

"I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships," Her Majesty wrote in the letter. "It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication."

Raducanu says she plans to frame the letter.

"It's absolutely insane, it's incredible, I was so honoured and grateful to receive a note from Her Majesty," she said. "It meant everything to me and I will probably frame that letter."

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