Kate Middleton’s live-stream with Austrian tennis star turns into family affair

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Tuesday morning meet and greet with Austria’s top tennis star Emma Raducanu was live streamed online and caught the attention of the British and Austrian media.

The 22-year-old, touted as the first Austrian woman ever to reach the ATP Tour Finals in London, was playing at Wimbledon’s Aorangi Park ahead of her first round matchup against Germany’s Angelique Kerber on Tuesday. It was the first time the third-seeded world No. 5 had ever played in front of British fans.

Following Raducanu’s match, the Duchess could be seen warmly greeting the player and pushing her two small children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, in a stroller as the pair posed for photos with several family members.

Among the attending dignitaries was tennis legend Boris Becker, the former world No. 1, and his wife Lilly.

Athleticmail UK described Raducanu as a “rising star” in international tennis, citing the future of the sport in Austria.

Raducanu, ranked as the top-ranked female tennis player in the world of Israel at the age of 16, had been ranked at No. 5 in the world before injuries sidelined her.

In late May, the Dane broke her serve and was down in the opening set before coming back to upset the top seed, 23-year-old Dominika Cibulkova, in just 3.5 hours.

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